History Film / Insomnia

14th Apr '18 9:56:33 AM jeez
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The remake. The killer is a cheerful and smiling, but ice-cold psychopath, while Dormer is a angst-ridden DirtyCop who genuinely tries to do good in an indifferent world, but is forced to dig himself deeper into an inexcusable pit. The two men's relationship could, at best, be likened to a fish caught helplessly in the fisherman's hook.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: BlackAndGreyMorality: The remake. The killer is a cheerful and smiling, but ice-cold psychopath, while Dormer is a angst-ridden DirtyCop who genuinely tries to do good in an indifferent world, but is forced to dig himself deeper into an inexcusable pit. The two men's relationship could, at best, be likened to a fish caught helplessly in the fisherman's hook.
13th Apr '18 5:09:39 PM bt8257
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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 botch-up that he, overwhelmed by his sleepless frenzy, attempts to cover up.

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However, due to 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 botch-up that he, overwhelmed by his sleepless frenzy, attempts to cover up.



[[SimilarlyNamedWorks No relation to]] the Creator/StephenKing novel ''Literature/{{Insomnia}},'' or the gaming/philosophy website, or the Legend of Zelda fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Insomnia}}''.

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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks No relation to]] the Creator/StephenKing novel ''Literature/{{Insomnia}},'' ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}'', or the gaming/philosophy website, or the Legend of Zelda fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Insomnia}}''.
13th Apr '18 3:35:04 PM bt8257
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The remake. The killer is a cheerful and smiling, but ice-cold psychopath, while Dormer is a angst-ridden DirtyCop who genuinely tries to do good in an indifferent world, but is forced to dig himself deeper into an inexcusable pit. The two men's relationship could, at best, be likened to a fish caught helplessly in the fisherman's hook.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality: The remake. The killer is a cheerful and smiling, but ice-cold psychopath, while Dormer is a angst-ridden DirtyCop who genuinely tries to do good in an indifferent world, but is forced to dig himself deeper into an inexcusable pit. The two men's relationship could, at best, be likened to a fish caught helplessly in the fisherman's hook.



* GreyAndGreyMorality: The original, albeit bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality. The killer is something of a labile, choleric pervert, but Engström harbours a terrifyingly ruthless and unhinged personality of his own - even if his judgement is undeniably clouded by his insomnia. In this version, the corruption is much less one-sided, with both men trading threats, blackmail, and flights of panic.

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: GreyAndGrayMorality: The original, albeit bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality.EvilVersusEvil. The killer is something of a labile, choleric pervert, but Engström harbours a terrifyingly ruthless and unhinged personality of his own - even if his judgement is undeniably clouded by his insomnia. In this version, the corruption is much less one-sided, with both men trading threats, blackmail, and flights of panic.
14th Mar '18 8:17:47 PM cwm
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* NaiveNewcomer: Ellie Burr in the remake is a rookie cop and wide-eyed idealist, who thinks of Dormer as an infallible
role-model. As the film progresses, she begins to learn that things are not always as clear-cut as she first thought.
14th Mar '18 8:16:22 PM cwm
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and role-model. As the film progresses, she begins to learn that things are not always as clear-cut as she first thought.

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and role-model. As the film progresses, she begins to learn that things are not always as clear-cut as she first thought.
14th Mar '18 8:15:00 PM cwm
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* NaiveNewcomer: Ellie Burr in the remake is a rookie cop and wide-eyed idealist, who thinks of Dormer as an infallible hero and role-model. As the film progresses, she begins to learn that things are not always as clear-cut as she first thought.

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** Even moreso, his first name is "Will." His name is literally "the will to sleep."
* NaiveNewcomer: Ellie Burr in the remake is a rookie cop and wide-eyed idealist, who thinks of Dormer as an infallible hero infallible
and role-model. As the film progresses, she begins to learn that things are not always as clear-cut as she first thought.
26th Jan '18 4:07:18 PM CheeseDogX
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* {{Delinquents}}: The victim's boyfriend. When Dormer interrogate's him, he at first tries to affect what Dormer calls a "fuck the world" attitude. After Dormer points out that the boyfriend is making himself out to be the prime suspect through his own stupidity, the kid is more forthcoming.
26th Jan '18 3:55:00 PM CheeseDogX
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: As is the case with Creator/ChristopherNolan films, there's a couple shots that take on a new significance when they're shown again later. The movie opens with an extreme closeup of a white cloth being stained with something red, presumably blood. [[spoiler: Much later it turns out that this wasn't the victim's blood on her clothes, but blood Dormer planted on someone clothes in a completely different case in order to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty Frame The Guilty Party]]]]. A little later, we get snippets of a girl laughing, which looks like Dormer imagining the victim alive and happy. [[spoiler: Then Finch tells Dormer about how he killed the victim for laughing at him. We see the shot again, but this time her laughter is cut short by a blow to the head.]]

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: As is the case with Creator/ChristopherNolan films, there's a couple shots that take on a new significance when they're shown again later. The movie opens with an extreme closeup of a white cloth being stained with something red, presumably blood. [[spoiler: Much later it turns out that this wasn't the victim's blood on her clothes, but blood Dormer planted was planting on someone clothes in a completely different case in order to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty Frame The Guilty Party]]]].case, and accidentally getting some on his shirt sleeve]]. A little later, we get snippets of a girl laughing, which looks like Dormer imagining the victim alive and happy. [[spoiler: Then Finch tells Dormer about how he killed the victim for laughing at him. We see the shot again, but this time her laughter is cut short by a blow to the head.]]
26th Jan '18 3:53:30 PM CheeseDogX
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: As is the case with Creator/ChristopherNolan films, there's a couple shots that take on a new significance when they're shown again later. The movie opens with an extreme closeup of a white cloth being stained with something red, presumably blood. [[spoiler: Much later it turns out that this wasn't the victim's blood on her clothes, but blood Dormer planted on someone clothes in a completely different case in order to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty Frame The Guilty Party]]]]. A little later, we get snippets of a girl laughing, which looks like Dormer imagining the victim alive and happy. [[spoiler: Then Finch tells Dormer about how he killed the victim for laughing at him. We see the shot again, but this time her laughter is cut short by a blow to the head.]]
26th Jan '18 3:32:29 PM CheeseDogX
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* 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, sin (he forged evidence in order to get a killer ocnvicted), which he is concerned internal investigations will discover. Also, killer's rationale for framing the dead girl's abusive boyfriend.]]
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