9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

The Guilty (Den Skyldige) (2018 Feature Film)

Gustav MÖLLER | Denmark | 2018 | color | DCP | 85′ | Danish | e.s.

OPENING FILM 2018SCENES OF SENSES_A single space, a great lead, a compelling script and a nail-biting soundtrack is all debut director Gustav Möller needs to captivate his audience for 90 minutes. Asger Holm is fabulous as the tortured, headstrong cop hell bent on solving a disturbing phone call during a shift manning the emergency line.

A police station somewhere in Denmark. Police officer Asger Holm is taking the emergency calls tonight. His shift is almost over. This isn’t his normal job. To his chagrin, he’s been sentenced to it whilst awaiting a court case. His disinterest is palpable as he routinely deals with the callers – until he is called by Iben. The young woman is panicking. She’s being kidnapped. 

The thriller The Guilty joins an illustrious line of films centering around one or more phone calls; but was any of these ever as nail-biting as Gustav Möller’s feature film debut, that unfolds in real-time? A few actors, a single space and a clever script: Möller makes intelligent, efficient use of these few elements. Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is a man apt to jump to conclusions, and then act upon them. But is that such a good idea? Winner IFFR Audience Award and IFFR Youth Jury Award 2018.

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 11 April 2018

Time: 19:00

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 11 April 2018

Time: 20:00

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 13:30

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 22:30

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 18:15

Duration: 1:05

Year in
Festival

2018

Director

Gustav MÖLLER

Camera

Jasper J. Spanning

Cast

Jakob Cedergren
Jessica Dinnage
Johan Olsen

Country

Denmark

Editor

Carla Luffe

Language

Danish

Length

85′

Music

Caspar Hesselager
Carl Coleman

Producer

Lina Flint

Production Company

Nordisk Film / SPRING

Sales

TrustNordisk

Scenario

Gustav Möller
Emil Nygaard Albertsen

Year of Production

2018

Gustav MÖLLER (1988) volgde een filmopleiding op Den Danske Filmskole, de Deense filmschool, en rondde deze af in 2015. Voor zijn studentenfilm In Darkness (2015) won hij de Next Nordic Generation-prijs. Zijn debuutfilm, de psychologische thriller The Guilty (2018), wereldpremière op Sundance, werd gesteund door het Danish Film Institute (DFI).

 

Filmography

In Darkness (2015, short), The Guilty (2018)