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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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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 »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was screened at the first Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF) on 29 June 2018. 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 »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Composed by Lasse Martinussen
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Mr Pig's Wild Ride
24 April 2018 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

This tense, tight movie takes place entirely at a 911 emergency call center, and almost all of the time, we see only the police officer talking on the phone. (Occasionally he interacts briefly with colleagues at the call center.) Maintaining the tension in such a limited setting is an impressive feat for both director and star. In that sense, it reminds me of Tom Hardy's movie 'Locke', but here the stakes are a lot higher.

As the main story unfolds, we get to know the people on the other end of the line and care about them. Given that we never see them, that is impressive, too. And we learn a lot about the our main character -- almost as much as he learns about himself.

I hope this movie gets a proper release here in the US. It deserves it.


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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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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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