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The Guilty



Original title:
Den skyldige
Slovenian title:

Country, year:
Denmark, 2018

Directed by:
Gustav Möller

ustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Jasper Spanning
Carl Coleman, Caspar Hesselager
Voting code:
Jakob Cedergren (Asger Holm), Jessica Dinnage (Iben), Omar Shargawi (Rašid), Johan Olsen (Michael), Jakob Ulrik Lohmann (Bo), Katinka Evers-Jahnsen (Mathilde), Jeanette Lindbaek (Vagtleder Nordsjaeland)
Sundance 2018 (Audience Award), Rotterdam 2018 (Audience Award), Montclaire 2018 (Audience Award), Seattle 2018 (Best Director), Göteborg 2018, Sydney 2018, Karlovy Vary 2018

Sun, 11.11.2018 20:00 Maribox
Mon, 12.11.2018 19:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Tue, 13.11.2018 21:15 Linhart Hall
Thu, 15.11.2018 19:00 Kino Šiška Cinema

Deli povezavo
Danish director Gustav Möller got the idea for The Guilty after listening to a sound recording of a real 911 call. The psychological thriller takes its audience on an intense journey without physically leaving the claustrophobic environment of a police call centre.
At a police station somewhere in Denmark, policeman Asger Holm is on temporary duty as alarm dispatcher, however annoyed he is with the job. Then, he answers an emergency call from Iben, who, using code, insinuates she has been kidnapped by her ex-husband and is now driving her in a van to an unknown destination. When the call is suddenly disconnected, Asger must find the woman and her kidnapper. Entering a race against time, he must utilise all his detective skills, using the phone as his only tool. Soon he realises that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.

"The clip was a sound recording of a real 911 call. A kidnapped woman was talking to an operator in code. Initially I was just gripped by the suspense, but later I started reflecting on the fact that it felt like I had seen images of what was being described. The fact that every person listening to the same clip would see different images was extremely fascinating to me and led to the idea of turning that premise into a film - a film that would play out in a unique way to every single audience member." (Gustav Möller)
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