History Series / Riget

22nd Apr '16 6:49:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bergman regular Ernst-Hugo Järegård (Stig Helmer), Euro-arthouse fixture Udo Kier, and (if you grew up anywhere in the region) a whole lot of others.
** Lars von Trier actively tried to recruit as many Danish actors as possible from [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Matador Matador]], probably the most popular Danish television series ever. This includes the actors playing Mrs. Drusse, Moesgaard, Rigmor, and a lot of the supporting cast.
24th Mar '16 1:04:12 PM eroock
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Riget ("The Realm") is a Danish TV-series created and co-directed by the avant-garde filmaker, Creator/LarsVonTrier. It roots in the MedicalDrama genre, but it also contains copious amounts of [[SurrealHorror surreal]] and ReligiousHorror, dark humor and supernatural events. Entirely filmed on location with hand-held cameras and grimy, sepia-tinted pictures, it has been described by critics as "TwinPeaks meets Series/{{Mash}}".

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Riget ("The Realm") ''Riget'' (''The Realm'') is a Danish TV-series created and co-directed by the avant-garde filmaker, Creator/LarsVonTrier. It roots in the MedicalDrama genre, but it also contains copious amounts of [[SurrealHorror surreal]] and ReligiousHorror, dark humor and supernatural events. Entirely filmed on location with hand-held cameras and grimy, sepia-tinted pictures, it has been described by critics as "TwinPeaks meets Series/{{Mash}}".



* TitleDrop: In the OpeningMonologue. Look at the quote at the top of the page.

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* TitleDrop: In the OpeningMonologue.OpeningNarration. Look at the quote at the top of the page.
15th Mar '16 1:38:13 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The series ran for two seasons, respectively in 1994 and 1997. It was never officially cancelled, but the deaths of the actors playing three significant characters prevented any continuation.



The series ran for two seasons, respectively in 1994 and 1997. It was never officially cancelled, but the deaths of the actors playing three significant characters prevented any continuation.
15th Mar '16 1:37:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The series ran for two seasons with a lengthy gap in between. It was never officially cancelled, but the deaths of the actors playing three significant characters prevented any continuation.

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The series ran for two seasons with a lengthy gap seasons, respectively in between.1994 and 1997. It was never officially cancelled, but the deaths of the actors playing three significant characters prevented any continuation.
29th Mar '15 9:23:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** The repeated motif of a concrete wall, which is breached by water, as an image of the spirits breaking into the world of mortals, was also used in Lucio Fulchi's classic surreal horror movie ''TheBeyond'' (1981).

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** The repeated motif of a concrete wall, which is breached by water, as an image of the spirits breaking into the world of mortals, was also used in Lucio Fulchi's classic surreal horror movie ''TheBeyond'' ''Film/TheBeyond'' (1981).
29th Sep '14 6:57:49 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: PsychoPsychologist Ole is a bizarre CloudCuckooLander, but his aggressive techniques work well.
* BrickJoke: When Stig takes over administration.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: PsychoPsychologist Ole Stig Helmer is a bizarre CloudCuckooLander, deconstruction. He's a LargeHam and narcissist Jerkass, but he's also a highly competent surgeon and rarely makes mistakes. Deconstruced since his aggressive techniques work well.
personality makes him insufferable for vast parts of the hospital staff and patient. When he makes a mistake, like with Mona or when he [[spoiler:tries to poison Krogshøj]], his Jerkass traits lead to SerialEscalation.
* BrickJoke: When Stig takes over administration.administration, he orders to narrow the door. After [[spoiler:he gets shot by Rigmor, his wheelchair]] doesn't fit through it.
22nd Aug '14 2:39:19 PM ParanoiaAgent
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* BrickJoke: When Stig takes over administration.



** The male dishwasher, of all people, and he loves MilkingTheGiantCow.



* LargeHam: Stig Helmer lives this trope ''combined'' with TheSnarkKnight. Actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård was a well-regarded ham of Swedish theatre and television.

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* LargeHam: Stig Helmer lives this trope ''combined'' with TheSnarkKnight.DeadpanSnarker. Actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård was a well-regarded ham of Swedish theatre and television.
7th Aug '14 1:23:27 PM Ulathon1
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** The repeated motif of a concrete wall, which is breached by water, as an image of the spirits breaking into the world of humans, was also used in Lucio Fulchi's classic horror movie ''The Beyond''.

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** The repeated motif of a concrete wall, which is breached by water, as an image of the spirits breaking into the world of humans, mortals, was also used in Lucio Fulchi's classic surreal horror movie ''The Beyond''.''TheBeyond'' (1981).
7th Aug '14 1:21:19 PM Ulathon1
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* ShoutOut: The spiritist Mrs. Drusse is a character from Danish author Hans Scherfig's novels.

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The spiritist Mrs. Drusse is a character from Danish author Hans Scherfig's (''The Stolen Spring'') novels.


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** The repeated motif of a concrete wall, which is breached by water, as an image of the spirits breaking into the world of humans, was also used in Lucio Fulchi's classic horror movie ''The Beyond''.
29th Jun '14 3:42:59 PM ParanoiaAgent
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* ChewingTheScenery: Stig Helmer with the hammy acting by Ernst-Hugo Järegård. Most memorably the iconic "''Danskjävlar!''" scream.
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