THE GUILTY [DEN SKYLDIGE – DENMARK], THU 28 MARCH, 8PM

By January 23, 2018 Homepage, Season 20 Films

Two screenings, at 6pm and 8pm.  Box office for first screening opens at 5:30pm.

Taking place in just two rooms, this nerve-jangling thriller about an emergency police dispatcher and one fateful call uses minimal ingredients to devastating effect.  World Cinema Audience Award, Sundance.

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins.  With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman.  But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

So taut, you almost forget to breathe.The Guardian  ★★★★★

Smartly constructed and tautened with regular twists, but if it were merely clever, it wouldn’t test your nerves as it does.The New Yorker

A cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make a thrilling movie with a limited tool box.RogerEbert.com

Gustav Möller’s taut debut never leaves the confines of the call center, but builds a vivid aural suspense narrative. – Variety

A pulse-pounding, twisty crime thriller that masterfully ratchets up tension with chillingly effective results. – Hollywood Reporter

Denmark, 2018 | Language: Danish | 85 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director:  Gustav Möller

Cast:  Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen