The Guilty
The Guilty

The Guilty 15 S

Film

Please note: This was screened in Oct 2018

Director:
Gustav Möller
Cast:
Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi
Duration:
85 mins, Subtitled, 2018, Denmark
Primary language:
Danish

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?

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