in about 100 words or less
Denmark 269m, Colour
Director: Lars von Trier & Morten Arnfred; Cast: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Holger Juul Hansen, Søren Pilmark, Ghita Nørby, Jens Okking, Birthe Neumann, Otto Brandenburg, Erik Wedersøe, Annevig Schelde Ebbe, Baard Owe, Birgitte Raaberg, John Hahn-Petersen, Peter Mygind, Vita Jensen, Henning Jensen, Morten Rotne Leffers. Solbjørg Højfeldt, Udo Kier
The Kingdom is an unusual comedic horror “hospital” television miniseries set in the neurosurgical ward of Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen’s main hospital. The show’s ensemble cast of misfit patients and doctors come to the realization that their hospital is the center of a series of supernatural occurrences. Filmed in a muted tones, the series has the appearance of a worn re-run television drama from the 1970s. A pair of hospital dishwashers with Down Syndrome, also appear as choric-like observers, intermittently commenting on the events. Hilariously, von Trier offers up his own wry comments during the credit roll of each episode, hoping that everyone is enjoying the broadcast (Klaus Ming September 2016).