• 1997
  • Norway
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Erik Skjoldbjærg
  • Written by: Erik Skjoldbjærg, Nikolaj Frobenius
  • Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjørn Floberg, Gisken Armand, Maria Bonnevie
  • Language: Norwegian, Swedish

A police detective kills someone while attempting to catch a murderer. He conceals his crime, but his troubled conscience keeps him awake at night. Director Skjoldbjaerg inverts the familiar genre conventions of film noir, replacing neo-lit city streets with a bleak, bright coastal landscape.

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28 Apr 2010

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