For our new special edition of the Norwegian thriller Insomnia, director Erik Skjoldbjærg and star Stellan Skarsgård sat down for a casual and candid conversation about the making of the film. In this excerpt, Skjoldbjærg talks about their first meeting, and Skarsgård discusses his initial hesitation at taking on the project.
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