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DEN SKYLDIGE/THE GUILTY (2018)- Nordic Film Nights

  • dir. Gustav Möller

  • year. 2018

  • country: Denmark

  • run-time. 85

  • rating. 15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 19:00
Film 19:30

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. He is dealing with the usual drunks and muggings when he picks the phone up to a kidnapped woman. He transfers the call to the police, but as the clock ticks he becomes frustrated by their slowness and takes matters in his own hands – staying on the line to the terrified woman, then making calls to her kidnapper and her six-year-old daughter, home alone.

Confined to the police station, Asger is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him.

Like the Tom Hardy movie Locke, this is a one-man show, claustrophobically confined to a single location.

In Danish with English subtitles

“Unfolding in real time, this immediately involving story bends and turns in surprising, sometimes horrifying ways.” Jeanette Catsoulis, The NY Times.

“A high-concept, low-budget and skilfully muscle-tensing Danish thriller” Guy Lodge, Variety

“Echoes of Dog Day Afternoon and Locke reverberate around this claustrophobic thriller, which is tautly plotted, precisely paced and grippingly played by Jakob Cedergren and his unseen co-stars” David Parkinson, Empire.