[Den skyldige], directed by Gustav Möller, Denmark 2018, 85'
The Guilty is a Scandinavian thriller, a sensation at the Sundance and Rotterdam festivals, where it received the audience awards. Keeping you in suspense, full of twists, building a dense atmosphere with sparing, carefully balanced means, mood and precision evoking Locke with Tom Hardy. A routine evening on the emergency phone. The operator receiving the calls today—a former police officer—is looking forward to the approaching end of the shift. Drunk party people, Sunday drivers, prank callers—irritation of the policeman grows, until he answers the phone from a panicked woman. She was kidnapped, and the car in which she is located is going in an unknown direction. When the connection is abruptly interrupted, the man, without leaving the room, goes to the rescue, relying solely on his experience, intuition, and phone.