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Frobenius, Nikolaj, 1965- screenwriter.
Skjoldbjærg, Erik, 1964- screenwriter,
Borgli, Petter J., film producer.
Backström, Tomas, film producer.
Remlov, Tom, film producer.
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, c2014.
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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, c2014.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
General Note
Special features: New 4K digital restoration; Erik Skjoldbjærg and Stellan Skarsgård (new conversation between the director and the actor discussing 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 film noir); Skjoldbjærg's short films (two short films by Skjoldbjærg: Near winter (1993) and Close to home (1994)); Trailer; A booklet featuring and essay by critic Jonathan Romney.
Creation/Production Credits
Production designer, Eli Bø ; editor, Håkon Øverås ; composer, Geir Jenssen ; director of photography, Erling Thurmann-Andersen.
Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjorn Floberg, Gisken Armand, Maria Bonnevie, Kristian Figenschow, Thor Michael Aamodt, Bjørn Moan, Marianne O. Ulrichsen, Frode Rasmussen, Guri Johnson, Maria Mathiesen.
Stellan Skarsgard 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 heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll.
Target Audience
Rating: Pending.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround sound.
Norwegian and Swedish dialogue; English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Frobenius, N., Skjoldbjærg, E., Borgli, P. J., Backström, T., Remlov, T., Skarsgård, S., Ousdal, S. A., Floberg, B., Armand, G., Bonnevie, M., Bø, E., Øverås, H., Jenssen, G., Thurmann-Andersen, E., & Romney, J. (2014). Insomnia (Director approved DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nikolaj Frobenius et al.. 2014. Insomnia. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nikolaj Frobenius et al.. Insomnia The Criterion Collection, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Frobenius, Nikolaj, et al. Insomnia Director approved DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2014.

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