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THE GUILTY – Denmark’s Official 2019 Academy Awards Entry

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THE GUILTY – Denmark’s Official 2019 Academy Awards Entry

Embassy business partners, ADBC members and more are invited for a free advance screening. We have 50 tickets available. Please contact the ADBC secretariat for tickets (for members only).

Landmark Theatres & Magnolia Pictures are proud to present the Exclusive Washington, D.C. Engagement of  “THE GUILTY”

OFFICIAL SUBMISSION – DENMARK: “Best Foreign Language Film”, Academy Awards® 2019. A film by Gustav Möller 


Innovative and claustrophobic, this Danish thriller creates terrific tension and suspense. Disgraced former street cop Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren in a stand-out performance), demoted to desk work, is manning the emergency call center, where he expects a sleepy beat. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a woman kidnapped by her troubled ex-husband. The woman disconnects abruptly, but Asger springs into action. Confined to the call center, forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear, he uses every bit of his intuition and skill to try to find and save her, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This unique and unrelenting thriller uses a single location to great effect, building an almost unbearable tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. First-time director/co-writer Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the call center, while Cedergren’s powerful performance anchors the film and places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed yet well-intentioned mindspace.

(Fully subtitled)

Not Rated. 85 Minutes.