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Insomnia

Disgraced Swedish detective Jonas Engstrom (Stellan Skarsgard) travels to northern Norway to solve a brutal murder in "Insomnia." Unable to sleep through the night of the midnight sun, Engstrom quickly loses his grip on the case and his mind. Director Erik Skjoldbjaerg's debut feature is a deft amalgam of psychological thriller, morality play, and police procedural. Remade in 2002 with Al Pacino and Robin Williams.

Year: 1997
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Scandinavian Cinema
Country: Norway
Director: Erik Skjoldbjaerg
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard
Duration: 97 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7.3/10
Location in store: Foreign (Scandinavia)

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