Stellan Skarsgård
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg Cast: Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
, Gisken Armand
Gisken Armand
, Maria Bonnevie
Maria Bonnevie
Erik Skjoldbjærg

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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 Erik. He knows it was only an accident, but he decides to keep it a secret because he could lose his job. Jonas chooses to carry on with his investigation while trying to cover up the evidence of Erik's death. Meanwhile, he's unable to get any sleep due to the constant sunlight of the Norwegian summer and his increasingly guilty conscience. His only help comes from highly intuitive local police officer Hilda Haugen (Gisken Armand), who begins to form her own doubts about Jonas. As he continues to lose his grip on the case at hand, he becomes dangerously close to the suspects, Jon Holt (Bjørn Floberg) and Frøya (Marianne O. Ulrichsen). Filmmaker Christopher Nolan directed the English-language remake of Insomnia in 2002 with Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2014
UPC: 0715515120111
Original Release: 1997
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 2,246

Special Features

New conversation between director Erik Skjoldbjærg and actor Stellan Skarsgård; Two short films by Skjoldbjærg: Near Winter (1993) and Close to Home (1994); Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stellan Skarsgård Jonas Engstrom
Gisken Armand Hilde Hagen
Maria Bonnevie Ane
Bjørn Floberg Jon Holt
Sverre Anker Ousdal Erik vik

Technical Credits
Erik Skjoldbjærg Director,Screenwriter
Tomas Backstrom Producer
Eli Bo Production Designer
Petter Borgli Producer
Runa Fonne Costumes/Costume Designer
Nikolaj Frobenius Screenwriter
Geir Jenssen Score Composer
Randall Meyers Sound/Sound Designer
Hakon Overas Editor
Veslemoy Fosse Ree Makeup
Tom Remlov Producer
Erling Thurmann-Andersen Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Insomnia
1. "Perfectionist" [7:05]
2. Tanja's Boyfriend [4:11]
3. The Midnight Sun [4:02]
4. The Backpack [7:32]
5. Interrogation [5:50]
6. "The Vik Case" [6:34]
7. "Something To Drink" [4:37]
8. A Ride With Frøya [5:56]
9. Jon Holt [3:28]
10. Missing Pages [3:10]
11. Following Holt [8:05]
12. The Setup [4:27]
13. Kittens [1:25]
14. "Complete Control" [4:29]
15. Search Warrant [6:00]
16. Swept Away [5:36]
17. Ane's Gift [7:08]
18. Color Bars [6:29]

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