The Guilty

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Denmark | 2018 | 85 minutes | Gustav Moller

Opens October 19, 2018

This innovative, claustrophobic thriller takes place in an emergency call center, where a dispatcher receives a panicked distress call from a woman, leading to a frantic rescue mission with a phone as the only resource.

Asger (Jakob Cedergren) is a former street cop relegated to dispatch duty, for reasons murky throughout the film, and is strung to attention by a call from a woman evidently kidnapped by her volatile ex-husband. Asger works against the clock as he pieces together what happened and tries to determine the woman's location with cryptic information, and with a reputation for acting on impulse and piercing boundaries, the slightest mistake could be catastrophic. Set almost exclusively in one room, the film's insistence on the power of voice is emboldened through caller Iben (Jessica Dinnage), who is never seen but still gives an impactful, chillingly reverberant performance.


  • Original Language Title: Den skyldige
  • Director: Gustav Moller
  • Principal Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, Jacob Hauberg
  • Country: Denmark
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Lina Flint
  • Screenplay: Gustav Moller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
  • Cinematographers: Jasper J. Spanning
  • Editors: Carla Luffe
  • Music: Caspar Hesselager, Carlo Coleman
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Danish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes