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Wednesday 12 June 2019

10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm & 7.15 pm

Directed by Gustav Möller

Denmark (sub-titles)

Drama/Thriller – 85 mins M

Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is a resentful police officer demoted to emergency-response telephone duty while waiting for an unspecified disciplinary proceeding. Calmly contemptuous of his callers’ minor crises, Asger snaps out of his boredom when a terrified woman contacts him, claiming to have been kidnapped by her ex-husband. Discarding the rules that require him to simply relay the information to field officers, Asger resolves to stay on the case, frantically using his detecting skills while concealing his efforts from the dispatchers around him.

The movie smoothly blends police procedure with character study using Oskar Skriver’s clever sound editing, which takes us from a speeding van to a bloodcurdling crime scene with equal authenticity,


The Guilty is a clever Danish thriller that takes full advantage of the strengths and weaknesses of modern communications” Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald.

“….. 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”- Cath Clarke, Guardian.  

“a remarkable, must-see thriller, and one of the strongest narrative features of the year to date” – Grant Wilson, Filmink