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The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in science--a phantom ambulance pulls in every night, but disappears; voices echo in the elevator shaft; and a pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural. At the goading of a spiritualist patient, some employees work to let supernatural forces rest.

Groundbreaking Danish supernatural drama by director Lars Von Trier. Later released in theaters as two 4-hour movies (with minor editing cuts and changes). Von Trier produced Stephen King's remake for US television under the title "The Kingdom Hospital".

Show Info

Network: Denmark DR1 (1994 - 1997)
Schedule: Saturdays (70 min)
Status: Ended
Language: Danish
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Comedy Horror
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

8.3 (4 votes)

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Previous Episode


Episode 2x04; Nov 22, 1997

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x04: PandemoniumNov 22, 1997
2x03: GargantuaNov 15, 1997
2x02: Birds of PassageNov 8, 1997
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Lars Von Trier's The Kingdom
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