• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Den skyldige (The Guilty) is a Danish thriller film directed by . The story follows Asger Holm, a police officer who has been temporarily assigned to the emergency call center, as he receives a call from a kidnapped woman. Asger races against time to save the woman with the limited information he has, but soon realizes that not everything is as it seems.


The Guilty has received critical acclaim for its taut and suspenseful storytelling, anchored by a powerhouse performance by as Asger Holm. The movie's minimalist approach to filmmaking, confined largely to a single location, adds to the film's tension, making it a masterclass in how to create an atmosphere of unease and suspense.


The Guilty has received numerous awards, including the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. It was also nominated for the Un Certain Regard award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.


The Guilty has become a popular film among international audiences due to its gripping story and powerful performances. It currently holds a 7.5/10 rating on IMDb and an 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics praising the film for its tension, pacing, and emotional depth. The movie has also been praised for its innovative approach to storytelling, with the use of sound design to heighten the suspense and tension.

Directed by
Produced by Lina Flint
Screenplay by Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Carl Coleman Caspar Hesselager
Cinematography Jasper J. Spanning
Edited by Carla Luff
Nordisk Film Spring New Danish Screen
Distributed by Nordisk Film Distribution
Release date 21 January 2018 (Sundance) 14 June 2018 (Denmark)
Running time 85 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish
Box office $3.4 million

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