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Title:
Insomnia
Author:
Skjoldbjærg, Erik, 1964- , film director.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Stellan Skarsgard plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration; New conversation between director Erik Skjoldbjærg and actor Stellan Skarsgård; Two short films by Skjoldbjærg: Near winter (1993) and Close to home (1994); Trailer; A booklet featuring and essay by critic Jonathan Romney.
Language:
Norwegian

Swedish

English
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Added Uniform Title:
Insomnia (Motion picture : 1997)

Container of (work): Close to home.

Container of (work): Vinterveien.

Remade as (work): Insomnia (Motion picture : 2002)
ISBN:
9781604658569
UPC:
715515118712
Format :
DVD

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Stellan Skarsgard plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll.


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Library Journal Review

Seldom has the environment played so large a role in a thriller as in Erik Skjoldbjaerg's impressively atmospheric film debut. Stellan Skarsgard stars as a Swedish homicide detective dispatched to neighboring Norway to help the local cops solve the murder of a teen girl-a task made more difficult by guilt over a grievous accident and lack of sleep from the midnight arctic sun. Respectably remade in 2002 by the "Batman" trilogy's Christopher Nolan, the gloomy original still shines brighter. For police procedural aficionados. [See Trailers, LJ 6/1/14.] (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.