History Film / Insomnia

11th Oct '17 1:14:18 PM xcountryguy
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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit worse.

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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström [[spoiler:Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit worse.



* ChekhovsGun: Engström's Beretta, literally, in the original. Since Norwegian police do not usually carry guns, he is the only officer at the scene who bears one (being a former Swedish policeman). This comes into play later when he [[spoiler: accidentally shoots his partner dead during the sting.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Engström's Beretta, literally, in the original. Since Norwegian police do not usually carry guns, he is the only officer at the scene who bears one (being a former Swedish policeman). This comes into play later when he [[spoiler: accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally shoots his partner dead during the sting.]]



* DealWithTheDevil: The killer, having witnessed the detective [[spoiler: accidentally shooting his partner]], offers to remain silent on the matter if the detective agrees to help clear him of the girl's murder.

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* DealWithTheDevil: The killer, having witnessed the detective [[spoiler: accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally shooting his partner]], offers to remain silent on the matter if the detective agrees to help clear him of the girl's murder.



* FramingTheGuiltyParty: [[spoiler: the detective's sin, which he is concerned internal investigations will discover. Also, killer's rationale for framing the dead girl's boyfriend.]]

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the detective's sin, which he is concerned internal investigations will discover. Also, killer's rationale for framing the dead girl's boyfriend.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Engström in the original. He ends up getting away scot-free with shooting his own partner, fondling a minor, framing an innocent, forcing himself upon the receptionist, [[ShootTheDog and shooting a dog]]. Then again, it's implied that he might never get to sleep over it again.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Engström [[spoiler:Engström in the original. He ends up getting away scot-free with shooting his own partner, fondling a minor, framing an innocent, forcing himself upon the receptionist, [[ShootTheDog and shooting a dog]]. Then again, it's implied that he might never get to sleep over it again.]]
2nd Sep '17 2:25:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Though AlPacino has some short but memorable moments when he raises his voice.

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** Though AlPacino Creator/AlPacino has some short but memorable moments when he raises his voice.
28th Jul '17 5:22:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* FilleFatale: Katharine Isabelle's character in the remake.

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* FilleFatale: Katharine Isabelle's character in the remake. She's underaged, but she tries to flirt with Detective Dormer, who is clearly uninterested. The whole reason he took her for a drive was to interrogate her later.
24th Mar '17 11:31:33 AM eroock
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* UnfriendlyFire: Implied between [[spoiler: Dormer and Eckhardt]] in the remake, as questions arise as to whether it was truly an accident.

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* UnfriendlyFire: Implied between [[spoiler: Dormer and Eckhardt]] in the remake, as questions arise as to whether it Dormer shooting fellow detective Eckhardt in the mist was truly an accident.
22nd Mar '17 12:11:51 AM jeez
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* OminousFog: In the remake, Dormer chases a suspect through foggy area.

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* OminousFog: In both versions, the remake, Dormer chases a suspect through foggy area.first chase leads the protagonist, the police and the murderer into an unexpected fog field.
21st Mar '17 3:18:32 PM eroock
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* OminousFog: In the remake, Dormer chases a suspect through foggy area.
9th Dec '16 7:08:06 PM TheBigBopper
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* CulturalTranslation: Seen rather pointedly in the approaches of the police force in both films. In the Norwegian original, their hunt for the killer is carried out at a calm and laid-back pace and attitude (example: when he flees into the cabin, the police just ''walk'' after him), since (most of) the policemen don't carry guns, and don't expect the killer to carry one either. In the remake, all police show up reasonably well-armed and never break out of combat formation, since an armed suspect is seen as a succinct possibility.

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* CulturalTranslation: Seen rather pointedly in the approaches of the police force in both films. In the Norwegian original, their hunt for the killer is carried out at a calm and laid-back pace and attitude (example: when he flees into the cabin, the police just ''walk'' after him), since (most of) the policemen don't carry guns, and don't expect the killer to carry one either. In the remake, all police show up reasonably well-armed and never break out of combat formation, since an armed suspect is seen as a succinct distinct possibility.
12th Nov '16 12:39:33 PM ACW
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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit closer to a CompleteMonster.

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* AlasPoorVillain: In the end of the original, [[spoiler: Engström stops to contemplate Holt, who fell through a decayed pier as he tried to run away, breaking his neck and then slipping into the sea, as Holt slowly drowns]]. All in all, the killer is quite a bit more [[TheWoobie pathetic]] here than in the remake, where he is ever-so bit closer to a CompleteMonster.worse.
10th Nov '16 7:28:26 AM jeez
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* WhatTheHellHero: The killer repeatedly expresses his wonder as to why the detective couldn't just admit to [[spoiler:shooting his colleague by mistake]], as it wouldn't have ended ''nearly'' as bad for him as being caught manipulating the investigation.
9th Nov '16 8:13:31 PM jeez
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* SceneryPorn: Both Northern Norway and Alaska have some beautiful scenery to show off... although the original seems to try ''hard'' to ignore it.
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