Directed by Erik Skjoldbjaerg
Stellan Skarsgard, stars as Jonas, a veteran Swedish investigator who
is working in Oslo, after being dismissed from his job in Sweden for having "intimate
conversation" with a witness. When Jonas accidentally shoots his partner,
he takes advantage of a situation to blame the killing on the escaped criminal he is
persuing. A cerebral thriller, director Erik Skjoldbjaerg, uses a pallette of
drab browns and greys to give the film a gritty feeling. ""Crime and
Punishment'' comes to mind.." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. "Dazzlingly
accomplished. Rich with Hitchcockian trickiness." Entertainment
Weekly. "Psychic and emotional darkness are played out against a
background of unremitting light." Jay Carr, The Boston Globe.
"Formidable. Insomnia is virtually flawless as it builds
inexorable to a finish as impossible to predict as it is satisfying." Kevin
Thomas, Los Angeles Times. Norwegian with English subtitles. 97 minutes.