The Guilty

Gustav Möller

IFFR 2018

Voices

  • 85'
  • Denmark
  • 2018

A police station somewhere in Denmark. Police officer Asger Holm is taking the emergency calls tonight. His shift is almost over. This isn’t his normal job. To his chagrin, he’s been sentenced to it whilst awaiting a court case. His disinterest is palpable as he routinely deals with the callers – until he is called by Iben. The young woman is panicking. She’s being kidnapped.

The thriller The Guilty joins an illustrious line of films centering around one or more phone calls; but was any of these ever as nail-biting as Gustav Möller’s feature film debut, that unfolds in real-time? A few actors, a single space and a clever script: Möller makes intelligent, efficient use of these few elements. Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is a man apt to jump to conclusions, and then act upon them. But is that such a good idea?

Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award. Winner IFFR Audience Award and IFFR Youth Jury Award 2018.

Director
Gustav Möller
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Den Skyldige
Language
Danish
Producer
Lina Flint / Nordisk Film / SPRING
Production Company
Nordisk Film / SPRING
Sales
TrustNordisk
Screenplay
Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Cinematography
Jasper J. Spanning
Editor
Carla Luffe
Music
Caspar Hesselager , Carl Coleman
Cast
Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen