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Erik Skjoldbjærg

Insomnia

Edition 1997
90' - 1997 - Crime, Mystery, Thriller - Dialogue: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg Composer: Geir Jenssen With: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjørn Floberg, Gisken Armand, Maria Bonnevie
When a teenage girl is brutally murdered and her body dumped in a small town in northern Norway, the local police decide that the case is beyond their limited means and they call in help from Oslo. Jonas Engström, a Swedish homicide detective working in Oslo, and his aging partner, are dispatched to conduct the investigation. They quickly realise why the local police were so hesitant. The killer had methodically cleaned up the scene of the crime, even washing the victim's hair and getting rid of all her clothes. The locals treat him as a kind of superstar cop, but Engström, who has been under stress in Oslo, finds this case getting on his nerves. The viciousness of the crime and the difficult local conditions begin affecting his professionalism.

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Credits

Director

Erik Skjoldbjærg

Composer

Geir Jenssen

With

Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjørn Floberg, Gisken Armand, Maria Bonnevie

Scenario

Erik Skjoldbjærg, Nikolaj Frobenius

Director of Photography

Erling Thurmann-Andersen

Editor

Håkon Øverås

Producer

Tomas Backström, Petter J. Borgli

More information

Dialogue

Norwegian, Swedish

Countries of production

Norway

Year

1997

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