The Guilty

Thriller | Not Rated | 85 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Nov 7 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Nov 7 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Nov 8 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Nov 8 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Rating:Not Rated - some language
Production Country:Denmark
Original Langauge:Danish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gustav Möller
Cast:Jakob Cedergren
Jessica Dinnage
Omar Shargawi
Johan Olsen
Produced By:Lina Flint
Screenwriter:Gustav Möller
Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Music By:Caspar Hesselager
Carl Coleman


"If the setting of The Guilty couldn't be simpler, its immaculate execution by first-time director Gustav Möller couldn't be more gripping and involving." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Piecing together what is really going on is almost as satisfying as figuring out the clues of a first-rate detective story." - Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to deskwork, 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 clearer. 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. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. Director Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the police department, while Cedergren's strong performance anchors the film and places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed yet well-intentioned mind space.


Winner - World Cinema – Dramatic/Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2018
Nominated - Best Film - Austin Fantastic Fest, 2018
Winner - Best Film/International Competition - Baltic Debuts Film Festival, 2018
Nominee - People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2018
Winner - Audience Award/World Cinema, Montclair Film Festival (MFF), 2018
Nominee - Best Film, Montréal Festival of New Cinema, 2018
Winner - Audience Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2018
Winner - Best Director, Seattle International Film Festival, 2018
Winner – Best Feature Film, Cinefest Sudbury, 2018

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Cravings, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Keller Williams Broker,, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., William Moore - Solutions ink