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Norwegian filmmaker Erik Skjoldbjaerg makes his directorial debut with the psychological police drama Insomnia. Swedish homicide detective Jonas Engström (Stellan Skarsgård) and his partner, Erik Vik (Sverre Anker Ousdal), arrive in a small Northern Norwegian town to help the local police investigate the murder of a teenage girl. When Jonas finds the girl's backpack, he sets a trap for the killer near a remote shed. While waiting to make an ambush in the morning fog, Jonas accidentally shoots
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fascinated by the conundrums of human psychology and moral frailty, which is why the film is centered on a protagonist who is generally dislikable as a person, yet is inherently compelling as a human subject.
Mais cínico que sua refilmagem, o filme cria menos tensão por não levar o espectador a simpatizar com seu protagonista. Em contrapartida, é mais enxuto, disciplinado e conduz sua trama com mais segurança.
A cold and stark amoral thriller.
Superior thriller that was improved upon when remade in English.
In Insomnia the murderer and his investigator possess a human capacity for mischaracterizing traits; this is a realistic scenario in which temptation houses a narrow threshold.
Haunting rather than jolting; an ice pick to the heart rather than a pump-you-up roller-coaster ride.
It may have an unlikable hero and a cryptic plot, but the Norwegian film Insomnia works - if for no other reason than the fact that it gets the atmosphere right.
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