Ulf Pilgaard and Christopher Læssø stars in Ole Bornedal’s thriller sequel 'Nightwatch – Demons Are Forever.' The sequel to the giant success 'Nightwatch' from 1994. The film was shot earlier this year in Denmark with a cast led by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and is being readied for a Christmas 2023 release.
The original 'Nightwatch' had more than 465,000 admissions in Denmark and played in Cannes Critics’ Week, Toronto and Berlinale. A US remake starred Ewan McGregor and Nick Nolte. The original story was about a serial killer and a young law student (Coster-Waldau) working the night shift at a Copenhagen hospital.
Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones) again stars, alongside two other castmates from the original – Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) and Ulf Pilgaard (Borgen) as well as Fanny Bornedal (Borgen), Paprika Steen (Silent Heart), Sonja Richter (The Keeper of Lost Causes), Alex Høgh Andersen (Vikings) and Christopher Læssø (The Square).
The story follows a young medical student who is on the nightwatch at a forensic department; she is haunted by her parents’ troubled past and the psychopath who destroyed their lives. She decides to wake the psychopath from his coma and awakens bloody revenge.
Thomas Heinesen produces for Nordisk Film Production. The film is supported by The Danish Film Institute, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje and Nordisk Film & TV Fond in collaboration with DR, ZDF and Nadcon.
Bornedal said of the sequel: “'Nightwatch' is about legacy. About the silence in families. About the traumas and cuts and wounds that are allowed to live through generations. And in addition, it is exciting to return to the condensed genre that horror is. Kiss the demons - pull them into the light for a little moment. Look them in the eyes and think: “Good thing it’s only a film”.
'Nightwatch – Demons Are Forever' is being readied for a Christmas 2023 release in Denmark.
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