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Lars von Trier, Morten Arnfred

Riget (The Kingdom)

280' - 1994 - Fantasy, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Danish, Swedish
Director: Lars von Trier, Morten Arnfred Composer: Joachim Holbek With: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby
Surreal comic drama that was originally broadcast on Danish television and which was widely popular in much of Europe. Comprised of interconnected episodes, the story takes place at The Kingdom, a state-of-the art Danish hospital built upon an ancient swamp. The veil between the spirit-world and the modern scientific world is very thin at The Kingdom. The film opens with a mysterious hand rising from the mist, and blood pouring through the hospital walls. The first episode introduces the highly eccentric main characters. Beneath it’s high-tech veneer, much of the staff is crazy, and many of the craziest belong to a secret brotherhood…(All Movie)

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Lars von Trier, Morten Arnfred


Joachim Holbek


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Director of Photography

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More information


Danish, Swedish

Countries of production

Italy, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Sweden




Lars von Trier
Befrielsesbilleder (1982), The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987), Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), The Idiots (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville: The Pilot (2003), The Five Obstructions (2003), Dogville (2003), Manderlay (2005), The Boss of It All (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Antichrist (2009), Dimension 1991-2024 (2010), Melancholia (2011), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), The House That Jack Built (2018)

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