History Film / Insomnia

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.
9th Nov '16 8:02:49 PM jeez
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However, due the stress of the investigation, combined with an extreme case of insomnia brought on by the White Nights, he ends up committing a fatal error when he tries to hunt down the killer - a botchup that he, overwhelmed with his sleepless frenzy, tries to cover up.

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However, due the stress of the investigation, combined with an extreme case of insomnia brought on by the White Nights, he ends up committing a fatal error when he tries to hunt down the killer - a botchup botch-up that he, overwhelmed with by his sleepless frenzy, tries attempts to cover up.
9th Nov '16 7:45:45 PM jeez
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* NotSoDifferent: The killer, a crime author himself, attempts this on the detective several times throughout the film - more subtly in the original, more overtly in the remake (at one point, he mentions that he's always had a great deal of respect for cops, and wanted to be one himself, though he couldn't pass the physical exam). In the original, this becomes for one increasingly apparent with both men's sexual frustrations shining through.

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* NotSoDifferent: The killer, a crime author himself, attempts this on the detective several times throughout the film - more subtly in the original, more overtly in the remake (at one point, he mentions that he's always had a great deal of respect for cops, and wanted to be one himself, though he couldn't pass the physical exam). In the original, this also becomes for one otherwise increasingly apparent with both men's sexual frustrations frustration and violent urges shining through.
9th Nov '16 7:31:43 PM jeez
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* 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, [[KickTheDog and shooting a dog]]. Then again, it's implied that he might never get to sleep over it again.]]
* KickTheDog: In the original, Engström shoots a neighbour's dog to forge a malformed bullet he could substitute for his own. In the remake, this is downplayed, as Dormer just shoots a dog's rotting cadaver.

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* 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, [[KickTheDog [[ShootTheDog and shooting a dog]]. Then again, it's implied that he might never get to sleep over it again.]]
* KickTheDog: In the original, Engström shoots a neighbour's dog to forge a malformed bullet he could substitute for his own. In the remake, this is downplayed, as Dormer just shoots a dog's rotting cadaver.
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* ShootTheDog: In the original version, a dog is shot to provide key evidence. In the remake, he shoots a dead dog.

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* ShootTheDog: In the original version, original, Engström shoots a neighbour's dog is shot to provide key evidence. forge a malformed bullet he could substitute for his own. In the remake, he this is downplayed, as Dormer just shoots a dead dog.dog's rotting cadaver.
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