The Guilty

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Winner of the Audience Award for Dramatic World Cinema at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Guilty is as tight, lean and finely constructed, shot and written as anything you’re likely to see this year, taking place in real time in one location. When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, 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 film’s narrow visual focus accentuates the crackling cleverness of the screenplay that allows us to unravel a mystery in real time” —The Observer. In Danish with English subtitles. Unrated. 85 Min.