By Ole Bornedal

The anticipated successor to Ole Bornedal's world-renowned psychological thriller and festival darling 'NIGHTWATCH' 


Director: Ole Bornedal
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Fanny Bornedal, Sonja Richter, Paprika Steen, Kim Bodnia
Genre: Psychological thriller
Duration: 110 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Ole Bornedal
Cinematographer: Lasse Frank Johannessen
Editor: Anders Villadsen
Production Company: Nordisk Film Production A/S
Producers: Thomas Heinesen
Production year: 2023
Budget EUR: 4.3M
Local release: 14-12-2023
Film status: Post-production

It is by no coincidence that Emma (22, medical student) has taken the job as the nightwatch in the forensic department. She grew up with her mother, Kalinka, who committed suicide when Emma was 10, and her traumatized apathetic father, Martin. The fatal night the psychopathic inspector Wörmer almost killed Emma's parents before they were saved at the very last minute by their friend Jens marked the family and left a suppressed and unspoken fraction of her parents' past. Since that night they have all been haunted by the memory of the monster, and as a result Emma has been brought up in the suppressed memory, and remaining silence after the event.

Emma decides to investigate what happened in her parents’ past. Upon meeting with Wörmer, Emma wakes him from his coma, and unintentionally initiates a bloody revenge on all of those who sealed Wörmer’s destiny. Emma and Martin are now surrounded by vindictive maniacs whose only motive is revenge.