THE GUILTY “Den Skyldige”

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Narrative Feature | Denmark | 2017 | Danish | 85 minutes

Following a suspension, police officer Asger Holm (a hypnotic Jakob Cedergren), is re-assigned as an emergency dispatcher. During one seemingly typical night he receives a unusually distressing call, and slowly realizes that the woman on the other end of the line has been kidnapped. Confined to his desk with only his direct line of communication to aid him, Holm must act without delay in order to save her. Winner of audience awards at Sundance, Rotterdam, Montclair and more, first-time director Gustav Möller experiments with the boundaries of traditional narrative to create one of the year’s most suspenseful thrillers.

> Selected as Denmark’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®