The Guilty trailer: A tense one-location Danish thriller coming soon to the UK
Danish thriller, The Guilty (Den skyldige), as been passing through the festival circuit picking up great reviews along the way, also collecting an audience award after debuting at Sundance at the start of the year. It's a compact film set in one location with a lot riding on actor Jakob Cedergren whose performance has been praised from all quarters so far. Going by the trailer there are echoes of Buried and Locke but it looks strong enough to stand on its own two feet. The good news is the film arrives in the UK in a couple of months. Watch the trailer for The Guilty above to get a first look.
When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him.
Gustav Möller writes and directs his debut feature, with Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen and Jacob Lohmann amongst those featuring alongside Cedergren.
The Guilty arrives in UK cinemas on October 26th 2018.