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Angel of the Night (1998)

Nattens engel (original title)
Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which ... See full summary »

Director:

Shaky González

Writers:

Lars Detlefsen (as Lars C. Detlefsen), Shaky González
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Stokholm Maria Stokholm ... Rebecca (as Maria Karlsen)
Mette Louise Holland Mette Louise Holland ... Charlotte
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Mads
Svend Johansen Svend Johansen ... Biskoppen
Claus Flygare ... Politimester
Hans Henrik Voetmann Hans Henrik Voetmann ... Borgmesteren
Ole Hvidman Ole Hvidman ... Smeden
Karin Rørbeck ... Marie
Lise-Lotte Norup Lise-Lotte Norup ... Leilah
Christian Grønvall Christian Grønvall ... Rikard
Beate Bille ... Rikards kone
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Gary
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Frankie
Ulrich Thomsen ... Alex
Mads Mikkelsen ... Ronnie
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Storyline

Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which describes the life of a vampire. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the vampire was Rebecca's great grandfather, Rico. Later that night Rebecca finds herself in a trance, reciting an occult ritual described in the book resulting in the opening of the coffin and the new life for Rico. The Angel of the Night is back. Written by Dream LLC

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

His reign of blood begins...Again

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

English | Spanish | Danish

Release Date:

4 December 1998 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel of the Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wise Guy Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The incantation used to awaken the vampire is actually a recitation of the names of the vampire "clans" from the roleplaying game "Vampire: the Masquerade" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bag om filmen 'Nattens engel' (1998) See more »

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Parts of this film really worked
19 June 2000 | by tenn-noodleheadSee all my reviews

I picked this up as a rental one weekend. I didn't have any expectations, as all I knew about it was what the back of the box had to say. Overall, I was somewhat disappointed. Some of the scenes in the movie really worked well. Unfortunately other scenes played more like a music video. The story wasn't new or strong, but other movies have overcome weak plots. The acting was surprisingly good, but most of the story unfolds in flashbacks fed to the viewer in small, disjointed chunks. The English dubbing started off badly but quickly improved. The director drew heavily on John Woo style action, not always a bad thing, but I think the diving across a room firing two handguns at once thing was a little overdone. I also can't help wonder where everyone kept coming up with the sawed-off shotguns. In a nutshell, this probably won't become a classic, but I don't think it's a waste of time either. I think once the director discovers his own style, we will be in for some excellent movies.


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