The Guilty

Den skyldige

A flawed cop and a woman at the end of his phone line dominate this superb Sundance Audience Award-winning nerve-shredder that will leave you adrenalin-addled and thought-provoked.

Dir Gustav Möller
Prod Lina Flint
Scr Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller
With Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen
UK Distribution Signature Entertainment

Demoted police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) approaches his telephone shift at emergency despatch with distraction and a distinct lack of empathy. But when a call from a distressed woman is abruptly terminated, Holm’s conscience is piqued and he begins a dramatic and unrelenting pursuit to save her. Holm remains office-bound, with just a phone and desktop technology to hand. This hermetic situation is used to great effect, with debut director Gustav Möller’s mastery of sound, editing and cinematography working in tandem with Cedergren’s exquisite expressions and gestures to ensure we are drawn into the heart of this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse scenario. Expertly plotted, this gripping thriller doesn’t let up, peeling back layers of truth and challenging expectations until its final beat.

Sarah Lutton

Additional information

Please note that there will no longer be a BSL interpreted introduction and Q&A for the screening on Thur 11 Oct as previously advertised. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.