The Guilty (Den Skyldige)

85 mins
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Set entirely within an emergency services phone operating centre, Jakob Cedergren (Submarino) anchors this Danish thriller that won the World Cinema... More

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The Guilty (Den Skyldige) | Ratings & Reviews

"Scrupulously lean and driven by cool-headed, precision staging that might suggest a Fincher protégé, The Guilty is a corker of a calling card for debuting Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller. Imagine a less histrionic and trashy version of Halle Berry’s 911 thriller The Call, and you might have something akin to this clammy single-location humdinger. It’s an 88-minute how-to in making something as exciting as The Taking of Pelham One Two Three within the limitations of a broom closet."

Flicks, Aaron YapFlicks

"A high-concept, low-budget and skilfully muscle-tensing Danish thriller to which you can imagine more than a couple of eager Tinseltown execs angling for the remake rights."


"Godard said that all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun. Well, with his smart and mercilessly gripping abduction thriller, the Danish director Gustav Möller has pulled it off with a middle-aged man and a hands-free phone."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The Guilty is a clever Danish thriller that takes full advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of modern communications."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"The Guilty is also one of this year's first true cinematic must-sees."


"Above all else, The Guilty is an acting showcase for Cedergren, whose has a considerable presence in European film and television but has yet to gain visibility in the English-language world."


"In his feature debut, filmmaker Gustav Moller masterfully ratchets up tension without the benefit of the usual visual aids, forcing viewers to dust off their imaginations and put them to work with chillingly effective results."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"...a remarkable, must-see thriller, and one of the strongest narrative features of the year to date."


"Despite a limited setting, Möller makes the most of his drama, keeping the action tense due to a powerful story and a tremendous performance from lead actor Jakob Cedergren."


The Guilty (Den Skyldige) | Details

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