Nightwatch (1994)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Denmark   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The debut feature from Danish director Ole Bornedal, Nattevagten is a psychological thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. While a serial killer is on the loose, brutally murdering several prostitutes, college-student Martin (Coster-Waldau) takes a job as the night watchman at the local mortuary in order to pay his law-school tuition. As it turns out, the bodies of the victims are being stored at that very mortuary. When Martin takes a bet that involves tampering with the bodies, he suddenly finds himself a suspect in the case. Bordenal, who also wrote the script, later remade Nattevagten in Hollywood under the title Nightwatch.

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addiction, false-accusation, investigation, killing, murder, mutilation, necrophilia, prostitute/prostitution, rape, serial-killer, slasher

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