New US Trailer for Danish Film 'The Guilty' Starring Jakob Cedergren
"Emergency services. Hello?" Magnolia Pictures has debuted the official US trailer for the highly acclaimed, award-winning Danish drama The Guilty, from director Gustav Möller. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it won the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Competition section, then went on to play at the Rotterdam, Seattle, Montclair, Dallas, Sydney, and Karlovy Vary Film Festivals. Set entirely inside of one place - a 911 call center in Denmark - the film is about a police officer demoted to work for a day in the call center receiving calls, who has a life-changing experience when a woman calls to report that she has been kidnapped. Jakob Cedergren stars in one of this year's best performances. I saw this at Sundance and loved it, saying in my review that it's "an exhilarating thriller." I can't recommend it enough.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Gustav Möller's The Guilty, direct from YouTube:
When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) 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 more clear. 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. The Guilty is directed by Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller, making his feature directorial debut after a short film previously. The screenplay is written by Emil Nygaard Albertsen and Gustav Möller. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and won the Audience Award. Magnolia will release The Guilty in select theaters starting on October 19th this fall. It is a must see film.
This looks really intense, however, the trailer fails to do the movie justice. There's so much more to the story than just "dispatcher takes a call from a kidnapped woman". Also, not getting how the title "The Guilty" seems appropriate for this. Guess I'll have to watch to find out...
THE_RAW_ on Aug 13, 2018
I agree with the trailer not doing the movie justice as I wondered if the whole movie is him in that room with a phone headset on. If so, I felt myself losing interest. The reviews should reveal more...hopefully.
Bo on Aug 13, 2018
Literally just saw this last night. It's awesome, highly recommend to everyone. Also a good example of a trailer that's intriguing and makes you want to watch it without giving too much away.
alex on Aug 13, 2018
Got me interested, that's for sure...
shiboleth on Aug 13, 2018
Love the idea of the trailer and the editing of it . The movie seems like it's going to be a banger!
DAVIDPD on Aug 14, 2018
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