Review: Insomnia (1998)

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Director:Erik Skjoldbjrg
Writers:Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik Skjoldbjrg
Director of Photography:Erling Thurmann-Andersen
Editor:Hkon Overs
Music:Biosphere and Geir Jensen
Production Designer:Eli Bo
Producer:Anne Frilseth
First Run Features; NR; 97 minutes
Cast:Stellan Skarsgard, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjorn Floberg, Gisken Armand, Maria Bonnevie, Marianne O. Ulrichsen and Maria Mathiesen.

Norwegian filmmaker Skjoldbjrg makes an impressive debut with this gripping thriller about a Swedish detective who ends up on the wrong side of lawlessness. Skarsgard is electrifying as the paranoid Jonas, an investigator who, while in pursuit of a suspect, accidentally kills his own partner (Ousdal) and tries to cover it up.

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