A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.
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A law student takes a job as the night-watchman in a morgue, thinking that he will have much time to study, with his biggest problem being his paranoia in this scary setting. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and the student ends up getting mixed up with one of the murders, becoming a suspect.Written by
(at around 8 mins) The black and white picture of the guy on death row in the cabin is the same one used in the original version of this movie (Nightwatch (1994)). See more »
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Back at the bar, you were excited by that. It was a rush. You felt good. You felt alive, didn't you?
I didn't feel anything. Nothing. A year ago, I would've felt like you. I would've felt hyped up, flushed. But, it's like my tolerance is increasing and I can't get that feeling any more and I have to get that feeling. I just don't get that feeling and I need it.
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In the Hungarian dub of the film, the 1987 Miramax logo appears at the beginning of the film, instead of the 1998 Miramax skyline logo See more »
The original cut of the film was just about 2 1/2 hours and included a different score and different opening sequence which was just an extended version of the two couples having dinner together followed by an extended scene at the local pub. The entire subplot of discussion of marriage between Lauren Graham and Josh Brolin's characters was cut, including a sequence at the end where they are married at a double wedding alongside Patricia Arquette and Ewan McGregor's characters. This version also included an extended restaurant scene with Joyce and more contact between her and Martin throughout the film, including a much more graphic death sequence in Joyce's apartment. See more »
Dire thriller which thinks black bin liners create atmosphere
Any great expectations you may have for this film begin to fade after 20 minutes. The director succeeds in creating a fine eerie atmosphere with shots that linger just long enough to make you expect something to happen, and does nothing with it. The film soon throws away any attempt at a decent plot and unravels under it's own pseudo intellectualism. Ewan McGregor smirks so much (probably at his attempt at an american accent, Sean Connery anyone?) you think he's just walked off the set of Trainspotting with a stash of drugs. Nick Nolte hams his way through every scene looking like a part time drag queen and Josh Brolin seems to be lost in his characters confusing mood swings. As for the women in the film, they seem to lack any substance at all and are very one dimensional. The film fails in sustaining any interest, it skips over all of it's gaping plot holes and has an ending which is very unfulfilling.
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