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Insomnia (1997)

 -  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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police | murder | murderer | policeman | norway | See more »

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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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When Jonas is hit by the car during the bus chase scene, in the close-up shots of the windshield he clearly cracks it but in the wide shots it is unmarked. See more »

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Remade as Insomnia (2002) See more »

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Hos Tanja
Music by Alanïa
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moody phycological thriller with atmosphere to spare
16 June 2002 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

I used to love going to the video store because there were always so many films I wanted to see, but as my tastes became more refined, my trips to the video store have become more difficult. It's not easy to find movies who's foundation are based on cinematography and atmosphere, but this movie is just that. This movie is slow and drawn out, and if you need lots of dialogue to keep you interested in a film, this one won't work for you. But if you like eerie scenes with quiet reserved characters and a sound track that is as slow and quiet as the pacing is, then this movie is will be perfect for you. The acting leaves nothing to be desired, the story is well written, the sound track is perfectly mood enhancing, the sets are breath taking, and the cinematography is immaculate. Slow, moody, harsh, and absolutely beautiful. One of the best films I've seen in a long time.


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