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Run Time: 85 minutes
Officer Asger Holm was placed on desk assignment after a recent incident while on duty. He’s been dispatching emergency calls and longs to be back on the streets. THE GUILTY begins on what could be his final phone shift, as a court hearing the next day decides his fate. Before he clocks out, he receives a strange call from a woman who claims (through carefully coded speech) to have been kidnapped. With her captor listening, she can’t disclose much and hangs up. Rather than turn the information over to his superiors, he impatiently investigates solo. He discovers the woman’s six-year-old daughter is home alone with her baby brother. The little girl reveals her father kidnapped her mom. Not good at relinquishing power, Asger frantically tries to save the woman himself without leaving his desk. This choice, like others he’s made recently, could lead to some regrettable outcomes. Shot in real-time in a single location, this film’s style may be minimal, but the amount of suspense it generates is anything but. THE GUILTY is a twist-ending thriller about a cop whose shaky sense of urgency doesn’t always match the facts. (In English and Danish with subtitles) —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 8:45 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 2:10 PM
International Narrative Competition
Gustav Möller was born in 1988 in Denmark and graduated from the Danish Film School in 2015. His graduation film “In Darkness” won the Next Nordic Generation award. THE GUILTY has won numerous awards including the Audience Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival as well as the Audience Award for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival.
THE GUILTY (2017)
Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
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