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      Nightwatch

      1994 1 hr. 47 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      60% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score The night watchman at a hospital morgue is haunted by grisly visions and deviant desires. When several local prostitutes are brutally murdered he becomes the primary suspect. Read More Read Less

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      Lars N Besides from some iconic shots this did not age well. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic Danish film with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in his debut and Kim Bodnia and his future wife Rikke Louise Andersson. Martin takes a job at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. The place is super creepy with bodies in the basement and that lonely hospital look. Martin and his friend Jens are up to a game of dare and prostitutes, drinking and stupidity is a part of the lives for these two law students. A serial killer is on the loose and naturally Martin gets mixed up in it since he works were the bodies are stored. This is both witty, clever and creapy. It's all you can ask from a thiller and it's pace is lovely. Twists and constant development keeps you interested and the scary atmosphere is often right with you. Solid acting and overall good production. Few stupid turns and that appreciated touch that never makes you safe for what's coming next. I've read rumors about a late follow up as this film is 25 years of age now. It's remade before but I'm certain that a second film can top this one. Really enjoyable stuff! 8 out of 10 radios. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A Danish gem that everyone must find out...! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member This somewhat obscure Danish horror/thriller from the 90s stars Game of Thrones' Jamie as a law student working as a night shift guard of a morgue. Very good as far as thrillers go. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Different and interesting plot. Fun to watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I squirmed delightfully throughout this film and occasionally laughed out loud at the black humour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Niall Browne Movies in Focus Nightwatch is a captivating thriller that ratchets up the tension from its opening moments, Ole Bornedal knows how to get the maximum thrills from his simple set-up. Rated: 4/5 Jun 24, 2021 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid A crackerjack little thriller from Holland, of all places. Sep 19, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 8, 2005 Full Review Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies A lot of the shocks were new, the acting was above average, and director Ole Bornedal had me by the short hairs, both dreading and anticipating each new twist. Rated: 3/5 Feb 28, 2002 Full Review Bryant Frazer Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus Rated: D+ Apr 20, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The night watchman at a hospital morgue is haunted by grisly visions and deviant desires. When several local prostitutes are brutally murdered he becomes the primary suspect.
      Director
      Ole Bornedal
      Screenwriter
      Ole Bornedal
      Production Co
      Thura Film A/S
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 29, 2002