Nightwatch (1994)

Feature Film | Thriller | Denmark | Danish | 1h47m
Dir: Ole Bornedal | Scr: Ole Bornedal | Ph: Dan Laustsen | Prod: Michael Obel | Mus: Sort Sol | Ed: Camilla Skousen | PD: Søren Krag Sørensen | AD: Søren Krag Sørensen | Snd: Michael Dela & Nino Jacobsen | Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Lotte Andersen, Ulf Pilgaard, Rikke Louise Andersson, Stig Hoffmeyer, Gyrd Løfquist, Niels Anders Thorn

A 24-year-old law student takes a job as a nightwatchman at a mortuary, thinking that it will allow him plenty of time to study whilst making a little extra money, little knowing that it (plus a little extra-curricular one-upmanship with his best pal) would soon lead to him being the prime suspect in a series of depraved prostitute murders, in Bornedal’s oft creepy and occasionally brilliant but frequently illogical thriller. The direction is exhilarating and the performances generally fine, but the screenplay is full of plot holes and inconsistencies.