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Insomnia (1997)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  29 May 1998 (USA)
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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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Arne Zakariassen (as Kristian Fr. Figenschow)
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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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Early in the film at the autopsy scene, the boom mic can be seen momentarily at the top of the screen. See more »

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Remade as Insomnia (2002) 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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A well-written, taut thiller
4 July 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be exceptionally entertaining. The other reviewer may have found the cinematography/appearance of this film cheap but I found it to be very hipotic. Perhaps people native to the country of the films setting have seen better depictions of their environment, but I think american audiences will enjoy the images. Stellan Skarsgard makes this film worth seeing on his own.


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