The Guilty / Den Skyldige (original title)
Dir. Gustav Möller / Denmark / Crime, Drama, Thriller / 85m / R
Danish with English subtitles
Alarm dispatcher 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 enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.
John Fink of The Film Stage believes it’s an “exhilarating, minimalist thriller that effectively sinks its hooks in.” And the Village Voice’s Bilge Ebiri is similarly impressed with how Möller “establishes a vital connection between the formal playfulness of his film and the moral vision of his story.”