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The Guilty (2018)

Den skyldige (original title)
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A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Director:

Gustav Möller

Writers:

Gustav Möller (screenplay), Emil Nygaard Albertsen (screenplay)
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36 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Cedergren ... Asger Holm
Jessica Dinnage ... Iben (voice)
Omar Shargawi Omar Shargawi ... Rashid (voice)
Johan Olsen Johan Olsen ... Michael (voice)
Jacob Lohmann ... Bo (voice) (as Jacob Hauberg Lohmann)
Katinka Evers-Jahnsen Katinka Evers-Jahnsen ... Mathilde (voice)
Jeanette Lindbæk Jeanette Lindbæk ... Vagtleder Nordsjælland (voice)
Simon Bennebjerg Simon Bennebjerg ... Junkie (voice)
Laura Bro ... Journalist (voice)
Morten Suurballe ... Mand på Skælbækgade (voice)
Guuled Abdi Youssef Guuled Abdi Youssef ... Mand ved natklub (voice)
Caroline Løppke Caroline Løppke ... Fuld kvinde (voice)
Peter Christoffersen ... Politiassistent i hus (voice)
Nicolai Wendelboe Nicolai Wendelboe ... Politiassistent i bil (voice)
Morten Thunbo ... Alarmoperatør #1
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Storyline

Alarm dispatcher 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.

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Denmark's Official Submission Foreign Language Film 91st Academy Awards See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Asger is having a phone conversation (1:11:30) his forefinger is on the cell phone but in the next scene the forefinger is on his cheek. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Untitled
Composed by Lasse Martinussen
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As good as it gets
3 February 2018 | by wellloadedSee all my reviews

I watched this at the festival where after the projection we had a QA session with the director.

The Film itself is technically impressive, all framed within 2 rooms where all you'll see is the main character at the phone and very little more. This is not a limitation but instead the strength of the Movie itself; it's all about guided imagination. The dialogues push your figurative skills to build this outdoor world that is intentionally not shown to you.

There has been a lot of background work/preparation for this Film and it's all visible in the final product.

The director did a great job alternating long moments of high tension with some short funny ones to engage the audience.

I do consider this Movie very unique and original but you might find some similarities with Locke and perhaps also Phone Boot where a series of phone calls is the actual stage.

Unmissable title for 2018

Bravo!


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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guilty See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,050, 21 October 2018

Gross USA:

$207,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,598,051
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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