U2 Pop Culture Database



Insomnia


Format:
Film
Year:
1997
Writer:
Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik Skjoldbjarg
Director:
Erik Skjoldbjarg
Principal Cast:
Jonas Engstrom . . . Stellan Skarsgard [The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, The Hunt For Red October, Wind, Breaking The Waves, Amistad, Good Will Hunting, Ronin]
Erik Vik . . . Sverre Anker Ousdal
Jon Holt . . . Bjorn Flobert
Synopsis:
On the trail of a killer, a Swedish-born cop, working in Norway, accidentally shoots his partner and covers up his guilt.

U2 Pop Culture Reference:
At 7:17 into film, detectives are searching the bedroom of a murdered girl. On her closet door is a huge close-up black and white poster of Bono, circa 1986

Besides U2, is it worth watching?
It's a pretty good psychological detective story which creatively incorporates the fact that the sun never goes down in Norway during the summer, so sleep does not come easy to Detective Jonas Engstrom, very well played by Skarsgard. Part of the Criterion DVD Collection.





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