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The Kingdom Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Originally created for Danish television, Morten Arnfred and Lars von Trier's supernatural thriller The Kingdom chronicles the bizarre occurrences at the title hospital, the largest and most respected hospital in the country. While the series deals with such real-life complications as murder investigations and malpractice suits, a more villainous force may be unleashing itself upon the hospital staff. After a patient (Kirsten Rolffes) sees the ghost of a young girl, many of the staff members find themselves involved in frightening and bizarre situations like an ambulance that appears every evening but then instantly vanishes. Eventually, a female doctor (Birgitte Raaberg) becomes pregnant, but the accelerated development of her fetus could be a sign that the evil forces have found a way to enter more permanently into the world. This film consists of the first four episodes, or the entire first season, of the television series. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:November 10, 1995

Cast

Ernst-Hugo Järegård
as Helmer
Kirsten Rolffes
as Mrs. Drusse
Ghita Nørby
as Rigmor
Udo Kier
as Aage Krüger
Otto Brandenburg
as Hansen
Jens Okking
as Bulder
Laura Christensen
as Mona
Birgitte Raaberg
as Judith Bang Petersen
Baard Owe
as Bondo

Crew

Morten Arnfred
Director
Lars von Trier
Director
Svend Abrahamsen
Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Producer
Ole Reim
Producer
Lars von Trier
Screenwriter
Niels Vørsel
Screenwriter
Eric Kress
Cinematographer
Per Streit
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joachim Holbek
Composer (Music Score)
Jacob Thuesen
Editor
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Editor
Jette Lehmann
Art Director
Ib Tardini
Co-producer
Philippe Bober
Associate Producer
Annelise Bailey
Costume Designer
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