The Guilty (Den Skyldige)

The Guilty (Den Skyldige)

The Guilty (Den Skyldige)

Set entirely within an emergency services phone operating centre, Jakob Cedergren (Submarino) anchors this Danish thriller that won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance.

"A sympathetic ear and willingness to help is what you expect when you dial 000. That’s not what happens when Asger Holm (Cedergren) answers. “It’s your own fault, isn’t it?” he tells one caller. But this demoted cop with a bad attitude springs attentively to life after receiving a call from Iben, a distressed mother who claims she’s been kidnapped by her violent ex-husband. Gustav Möller’s mightily impressive first feature delivers breath-quickening suspense without ever leaving the claustrophobic confines of Asger’s office." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language & content that may disturb85 minsDenmarkDanish and English with English subtitles
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Variety

Variety

press

A high-concept, low-budget and skilfully muscle-tensing Danish thriller to which you can imagine more than a couple of eager Tinseltown execs angling for the remake rights.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Godard said that all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun. Well, with his smart and mercilessly gripping abduction thriller, the Danish director Gustav Möller has pulled it off with a middle-aged man and a hands-free phone.

4.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The Guilty is a clever Danish thriller that takes full advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of modern communications.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

The Guilty is also one of this year's first true cinematic must-sees.

5.0
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IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Above all else, The Guilty is an acting showcase for Cedergren, whose has a considerable presence in European film and television but has yet to gain visibility in the English-language world.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In his feature debut, filmmaker Gustav Moller masterfully ratchets up tension without the benefit of the usual visual aids, forcing viewers to dust off their imaginations and put them to work with chillingly effective results.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a remarkable, must-see thriller, and one of the strongest narrative features of the year to date.

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Collider

Collider

press

Despite a limited setting, Möller makes the most of his drama, keeping the action tense due to a powerful story and a tremendous performance from lead actor Jakob Cedergren.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A high-concept, low-budget and skilfully muscle-tensing Danish thriller to which you can imagine more than a couple of eager Tinseltown execs angling for the remake rights.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Godard said that all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun. Well, with his smart and mercilessly gripping abduction thriller, the Danish director Gustav Möller has pulled it off with a middle-aged man and a hands-free phone.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The Guilty is a clever Danish thriller that takes full advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of modern communications.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The Guilty is also one of this year's first true cinematic must-sees.

5.0
0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Above all else, The Guilty is an acting showcase for Cedergren, whose has a considerable presence in European film and television but has yet to gain visibility in the English-language world.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In his feature debut, filmmaker Gustav Moller masterfully ratchets up tension without the benefit of the usual visual aids, forcing viewers to dust off their imaginations and put them to work with chillingly effective results.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a remarkable, must-see thriller, and one of the strongest narrative features of the year to date.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Despite a limited setting, Möller makes the most of his drama, keeping the action tense due to a powerful story and a tremendous performance from lead actor Jakob Cedergren.

0

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