Danish police officer Holm is taking the emergency calls tonight. His shift is nearly over. This isn’t his usual job—he’s been sentenced to it whilst awaiting a court case. His disinterest is palpable, until he’s called by a panicking young woman. She’s being kidnapped.
Inspired by the podcast Serial, this debut feature from Gustav Möller is a nerve-wracking police thriller set within the confines of one room. Equal parts psychological portrait and shocking mystery, The Guilty’s ingenious screenplay gives rise to an enthralling performance by Jakob Cedergren.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States