The Guilty (2018)

The Guilty (2018)

A minimalist, razor-sharp thriller that will have you gasping for air.

The Very Best



Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Alexander Clement, Anders Brink Madsen, Camilla Lau
86 min

What it's about

Police officer Asger Holm, demoted to desk work as an alarm dispatcher, answers a call from a panicked woman who claims to have been kidnapped. Confined to the police station and with the phone as his only tool, Asger races against time to get help and find her.

The take

Before you press play on this movie, we highly recommend you take a few very deep breaths. This 2018 thriller is wound so tight, you will need the extra oxygen to get through it without fainting. In his directorial debut, Swedish-danish filmmaker Gustav Möller uses very little in terms of resources to create this breath-taking atmosphere. While The Guilty feels like it was made on a $100 million budget, all it physically brings to the table is one man in a dark room. It plays with our imagination instead of blinding it with special effects. Similarly, the plot is also short and sweet: a police officer is temporarily sent to do emergency dispatch, when he receives a call that turns an ordinary shift into a hell ride. This is all we are going to give away before you've completed your breathing exercises. The movie's minimalist approach is held together by great acting from Jakob Cedergre, a screenplay to match, and incredible sound design. A real white-knuckle ride.


Highly recommend. It’s not easy to make a suspenseful film with effectively one character on screen keeping the action going.

At times it felt too stretched apart from that it was a good movie and really good thriller

Incredible. The entire frightening story exists only in your imagination

The movie makes best use of sound and little bit of our imagination to create a gripping thriller, mystery and emotion.

Amazing. I started this movie laying on my bed, at some point the suspense has me sitting-up unable to lean back.

A taut story that keeps you with it to the ultimate conclusion.

Loved it!

can you please give us a Danish movie that has a fantastic acting so that we can compare?

Amazing Ride!

yep! the review by the website is spot on! worth watching!

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