Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this innovative, claustrophobic Danish thriller takes place in an emergency call centre, where a dispatcher receives a panicked distress call from a woman, leading to a frantic rescue mission with a phone as the only resource.
Police officer Asger (Jakob Cedergren) has been suspended from active duty and assigned to a desk job as an emergency dispatcher while he awaits an upcoming court case. His disinterest is palpable as he routinely deals with the callers - until he is called by Iben, a young woman who is being kidnapped and is soon cut off. With the clock ticking, the short-fused Asger decides to ignore bureaucratic processes and take matters into his own hands. Piecing together clues with little more than a phone and a headset at his disposal, the more he finds out, the more the mystery deepends. But are things really as they seem?Download Programme Notes (PDF)