Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.
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Kirsten Rolffes ...
Holger Juul Hansen ...
 Einar Moesgaard / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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 Jørgen Krogshøj 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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 Rigmor Mortensen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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Otto Brandenburg ...
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Birgitte Raaberg ...
 Judith Petersen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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 Morten 'Mogge' Moesgaard 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Vita Jensen ...
 Opvasker #1 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Morten Rotne Leffers ...
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 Age Krüger / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Holger Perfort ...
 Professor Ulrich 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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 Mona Jensen / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
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Ruth Junker ...
 Opvasker #1 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Gilsfort ...
 Opvasker #2 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ulrik Cold ...
Søren Elung Jensen ...
Louise Fribo ...
Paul Hüttel ...
Klaus Wegener ...
 Skadestuelæge 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Annette Ketscher ...
 Skadestuesygeplejerske / ... 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Mette Munk Plum ...
Julie Wieth ...
 Sygeplejerske ved Mona / ... 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Birte Tove ...
 Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Solbjørg Højfeldt ...
Erik Wedersøe ...
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Annevig Schelde Ebbe ...
 Mary Krüger 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Tomas Stender ...
 Medicinstuderende / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Claus Nissen ...
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 Fru Svendsen / ... 4 episodes, 1997
John Hahn-Petersen ...
Søren Lenander ...
Michael Simpson ...
Evald Krog ...
 Lillebror 4 episodes, 1997
Lise Schrøder ...
 Sygeplejerske / ... 4 episodes, 1994-1997
Henrik Koefoed ...
 Læge ved CTR-skanner 4 episodes, 1994
Mette Marckmann ...
 Ung sygeplejerske 4 episodes, 1994
Bente Eskesen ...
 Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 3 episodes, 1994
Dorit Stender Petersen ...
 Sygeplejerske / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Cecilie Brask ...
 Kvinde i terapi 3 episodes, 1997
Benny Hansen ...
 Chauffør i radioen / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...
 Hospitalspræst / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Müslie ...
Helle Virkner ...
 Emma Mogensen / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Lars Lunøe ...
 Sundhedsminister 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Hartmann ...
 Flyttemand 3 episodes, 1997
Tine Miehe-Renard ...
 Natsygeplejerske 3 episodes, 1997
Dick Kaysø ...
 Vagtmester 2 episodes, 1994
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ...
 Børnelæge 2 episodes, 1997
Finn Nielsen ...
Else Petersen ...
 Patient på Ellens stue 2 episodes, 1994
Henrik Fiig ...
 Trafikoffer 2 episodes, 1997
Klaus Pagh ...
 Stævningsmand 2 episodes, 1997
Kim Jansson ...
 Betjent Jensen 2 episodes, 1997
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 Betjent Nielsen 2 episodes, 1997
Steen Svare ...
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 Læge / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1997
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The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in science--a phantom ambulance pulls in every night, but disappears; voices echo in the elevator shaft; and a pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural. At the goading of a spiritualist patient, some employees work to let supernatural forces rest. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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A baptism of fear awaits you at... THE KINGDOM


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The character name Stig Helmer, is taken from the name of the character Stig-Helmer Olsson (portrayed by Lasse Åberg) which is the protagonist in the long running Swedish comedy movie series of "Sällskapsresan" during the 80's and 90's. The character Stig-Helmer Olsson is the epitome of Swedish dullness and strictness, which is somewhat parallel to the character of Stig Helmer as an unsympathetic Swede. See more »

Goofs

Helmer procures hot coffee, and enters the archive. Mogge returns, with Krogshøj, and they lock Helmer in - he's left standing with a cup of scalding coffee - he can't move with setting off the infra-red alarm sensors. He's left, statue-like, staring at his cup of steaming liquid. Cut to Drusse and Bulder. She says she has to perform a seance for some doctors, and tells Bulder that in 1 hour, they are to attempt to enter the archive. When they get there, they inadvertently liberate Helmer, who casts away his cup of still scalding, yet hour-old coffee. See more »

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Lars von Trier: Next time, prepare to take the good with the evil.
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One of the best horror movies ever!
7 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

To me, this was the production that made Lars von Trier stand out as an extraordinary movie director and the movie, that finally pushed the Danish movie scene in the right direction!

It sort of founded the modern Danish dogma/dogme inspired movie style with its grainy colours, rash use of cutting and camera movement as well as strange, yet very realistic acting. All used to develop the perfect atmosphere around a good horror movie! There is just one thing you must remember when watching Riget/The Kingdom. It is a movie. It is entertainment. It is no comedy, yet nothing in the movie is serious. It uses sick and sometimes just weird ways of building up the horror. It doesn't have to make sense.

A lot of people may not like this because it is typically Danish, which may easily frustrate anyone who is only used to high budget Hollywood movies. The not-so-obvious deeper meaning between the lines as well as all the bold and underlined lines that have no meaning at all could confuse certain minds, but if you are prepared for a bunch of self-irony and sweet horror scenes, and if you like writers/directors such as David Lynch and Chris Carter, you are going to love this!

It is nice to see that mentally freaked out horror movies didn't die out with The Exorcist, and this definitely isn't any worse!


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