Nattevagten (Nightwatch) (1994)
The debut feature from Danish director Ole Bornedal, Nattevagten is a psychological thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. While a serial killer is on the loose, brutally murdering several prostitutes, college-student Martin (Coster-Waldau) takes a job as the night watchman at the local mortuary in order to pay his law-school tuition. As it turns out, the bodies of the victims are being stored at that very mortuary. When Martin takes a bet that involves tampering with the bodies, he suddenly finds himself a suspect in the case. Bordenal, who also wrote the script, later remade Nattevagten in Hollywood under the title Nightwatch. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi … More
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the premise and setting are ideal for suspense but the tone, although its dark humor is affable, is inconsistent, and leads to an accommodating finale.More
A much longer film than it?s remake or so it seemed. You can certainly see why Ewan Mcgregor was picked to play the role in the American version of this film, there are times throughout the film where you can see quite a likeness between the two.
I had remembered the ending of the film, which is a shame, but still made enjoyable viewing.
The film is not over gruesome, not spooky, but is certainly a Thriller of the dark variety.
This is my first film from Denmark and so the start of a new list, will now need to watch a few more to make the list bigger, so any recommendations are certainly welcome.
Influential Danish thriller. A student gets a night job in the local morgue and if this isn't a creepy enough job, someone is murdering prostitues. The students friend is a bit of a nutcase who likes to push things to far which puts him in the frame straight away but with some twists and turns along the way, Nightwatch keeps you glued to the screen throughout with some great tension and black comedy also thrown in. A possible influence on the likes of Seven, this is a decent thriller despite looking a bit dated. I wasn't keen on theending either! Still, worth checking out.More
"Nightwatch" is a decent Danish horror/suspense movie. The atmosphere of the morgue is interesting, and there are some suspenseful moments but despite the interesting story the narrative was poor and there aren't enough suspects to go around turning the movie pretty predictable.More
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