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Insomnia (1997)

Unrated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 29 May 1998 (USA)
In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

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In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle, a Swedish murder investigator is brought in to find an elusive killer. But when the officer accidentally kills his own partner and covers it up, a double sided game of cat-and-mouse ensues. Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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Den som synder, sover ikke. [He who sins, does not sleep.]


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$20,366 (USA) (29 May 1998)

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$221,173 (USA) (11 December 1998)
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This movie was remade in 2002 by Christopher Nolan With the same title See more »

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Jonas could have asked for a different room, covered the window with foil, or slept with his head at the foot end of the bed rather than remain sleepless. Also, rather than be so hot and sweaty, Jonas could have just removed his coat. See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Abby Road
Music by Stephen Loveday/Darren Loveday
Published by Music House/EMI Music Services
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brilliant and moody
22 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant, moody, a bit creepy. A noirish thriller. Stellan Skarsgard gives a wonderfully subtle performance in the lead role of a Swedish police detective suffering from sleep deprivation while on assignment in Norway. Stylistically the director and cinematographer effectively recreate the alienated and somewhat hallucinatory feeling of being sleep deprived and in a foreign country. There's more to the story of course, but to reveal those details would spoil the surprises. Be warned, if you like your movie heroes uncomplicated then stay away from "Insomnia".


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