Posted by Tom Brogan on Sunday, November 17, 2013 Under: Films

Nightwatch was a film I saw when it first came out on video in about 1995. A Danish thriller it centres around a student taking a night watchman job in a morgue. I remember really enjoying it at that time. I also watched the 1997 remake starring Ewan McGregor. I always felt due to the casting that the identity of the killer was heavily signposted in that one. I decided to get a copy of the original on DVD and watch it again when I realised that I'm now much more familiar with the three leads. Martin Bork, the student who takes the night watchman job, is played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, now widely known for his turn as the villainous Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. Kalinka, his dutiful girlfriend, is played by Sofie Gråbøl who has since made an impression on audiences worldwide as The Killing's jumper wearing Detective Inspector Sarah Lund. Bork's up to no good pal Jens is portrayed by Kim Bodnia who was so good in the Danish\Swedish series The Bridge. The film itself didn't stand up too well 19 years later with a distinct lack of tension and too many obviously unsavoury characters. However, it was interesting seeing three actors I've come to know quite well as different characters recently here all in their early twenties.

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Tags: nightwatch  "game of thrones"  "the killing"  "the bridge" 
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