Facts and Figures
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Cast & Crew
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Producer: Tomas Backström, Petter J. Borgli, Tom Remlov
Insomnia (1997) Review
By Christopher Null on Tuesday 1st November 2005
Very dark and perplexing, this Nordic thriller features a Swedish investigator sent to Norway to investigate a strange murder. He gets tangled up in it too when he mistakenly shoots his partner, all in a remote city inside the Arctic Circle, where the sun never sets. With atmospheric lighting and a zippy pace, Insomnia is strangely compelling especially once you figure out the intricacies of the oddball plot (those Scandinavians aren't known for long, explanatory scenes). Being remade in English, Hollywood-style.