The Guilty

(Denmark/2018—directed by Gustav Möller) 

Copenhagen policeman Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to deskwork as an emergency dispatcher. Yet this night proves to be anything but dull when Asger answers a panicked cell phone call from a woman whose abduction is in progress. Confined to the police station, Asger must use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime begins to reveal itself.

The search to find the woman will take every bit of his intuition, made more challenging as his personal demons conspire against him. This unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to stunning effect, ratcheting up the tension as time runs out and twists propel nerves to the breaking point.

An edge-of-your-seat portrait of one individual’s moral and professional crisis, The Guilty is Denmark’s official submission for the 2019 Foreign Language Oscar®. (85 min.) 

  

“Hugely effective! An unrelentingly tense thriller that will rattle you.” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

 

 

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