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The Kingdom

This joyfully creepy and surrealistic Danish medical thriller/satire, is full of jaded New Age practices, a nationalistic neurologist longing for his Swedish homeland, a spiritualist has-been finally in touch with the afterlife, and more information about voodoo than one would expect in a waiting room. Though comparisons have been made to 'E.R.' and David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' this is a singular effort. Director von Trier has his own agenda and even makes a carnival barker pitch between episodes accentuating the ever-continuing battle between good and evil.

Year: 1994
Genre: TV Cult, Cult Films / After Dark, Scandinavian Cinema, Film Festivals 1995, Best of the 1990s, Television Shows, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Supernatural
Country: Denmark
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Ernst-Hugo Jaregard, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Norby
Duration: 278 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
8.4/10
Location in store: Foreign (Scandinavia)

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