The Guilty

Gustav Möller (2018)

Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi Rated 15 Run time 85 mins

This breakthrough nail-biting thriller from Gustav Möller boasts a powerhouse performance from Jakob Cedergren. Alarm dispatcher and former police officer 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 begins a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realises that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger and more complicated than he first thought.

98% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.5/10 – IMDB

“”The Guilty” is a nerve-wracking exercise in tension that also manages to reveal itself in layers, leaving assumptions dashed on the floor.”

“Here, physical space creates a figurative space of mental anguish, so while the protagonist tries to avert an exterior crisis he’s swallowed whole by his own internal turmoil.”

Review: So taut, you almost forget to breathe – The Guardian

Review: ‘The Guilty’ places a troubled police officer on hold – The New York Times