A law student takes a job as the night-watch in a morgue, thinking that he will have much time to study, with his biggest problem being his paranoia in this scary setting, but in the history of this morgue lies a dark secret: there was once a man raping female corpses, but is history really gone? And who can he really trust? Will he discover truth before it’s too late for him and his best friend?. —IMDb
Ole Bornedal is among the most internationally recognised directors in Danish ﬁlm. His big breakthrough was the thriller Nightwatch (Nattevagten)” (1994) which he both wrote and directed. Three years later he ﬁlmed the English remake Nightwatch starring Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte and Patricia Arquette. In 2002, Ole Bornedal premiered the magniﬁcent Dina (Jeg er Dina), Scandinavia’s largest ﬁlm project ever, which then went on to receive a number of awards at international ﬁlm festivals all over the world. Ole Bornedal’s recent original fantasy horror/thriller The Substitute (Vikaren) starring Paprika Steen, was also received with great acclaim. Currently ﬁlming, Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde). –Revolver Entertainment
once i had the chance to see this remake and the original in a row, and to compare them was quite interessting. though i like McGregor, or better: i like some movies in which he played, this one here has no chance against the original one. though the plot is totally the same, even the scenes are the same and they have changed just a little bit (especially some texts), but what they changed made the film so much weaker. all actors (except 1 very small supporting role) are playing better. Even Ewan is not able to give his role this anxious expression as the original actor does, but in particular Jens/James and Joyce are played so much better in the first one. and though the original was much cheaper, has its trashy scenes when blood splashes around, its so much more atmospheric and has a much more aurhentic feeling in special. maybe a american blockbuster audience cant stand the european feeling in it, but all others should first avoid to see this one, till they have seen the original made by the same director. the other one is good, sometimes really good, this one here is just common & decent mainstream stuff.