Insomnia

Insomnia

Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg • 1997 • Norway

In this elegantly unsettling murder mystery, Stellan Skarsgård 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 facts surrounding the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll. The success of Erik Skjoldbjærg’s chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial-killer fictions, and the film features one of Skarsgård’s greatest performances.

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Insomnia
  • Insomnia

    Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg • 1997 • Norway

    In this elegantly unsettling murder mystery, Stellan Skarsgård 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 facts sur...

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  • Erik Skjoldbjærg and Stellan Skarsgård on INSOMNIA

    In this twenty-minute conversation, recorded in Oslo in January 2014, director Erik Skjoldbjærg and actor Stellan Skarsgård discuss the making of INSOMNIA, including the development of the script, the creation of the lead character of Engstrom, and their interest in inverting the genre norms of f...

  • Near Winter

    Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg • 1993 • Norway

    Erik Skjoldbjærg was the first Norwegian to attend the National Film and Television School in London, where he graduated in 1994. While there, he directed a number of short films, including NEAR WINTER.

  • Close to Home

    Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg • 1994 • New Zealand

    Erik Skjoldbjærg was the first Norwegian to attend the National Film and Television School in London, where he graduated in 1994. While there, he directed a number of short films, including CLOSE TO HOME.