Den skyldige (2018)
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very solid thriller behind closed doors! the tension is permanent. It reminds us that a great simple story can be catchy even without any images, or CGI.
What A film!!! So simple in setting yet so complex in story. Amazing.
The Guilty is a spare Danish film about a cop who's been desked, working at the Emergency Services phone lines, which he hates, until a kidnapped woman calls in and he resolves to try and help her come hell or high water. This is a classic maverick cop on the edge movie, but we never leave the call center (it's two rooms, that's it) and all the action is delivered as sound. We never cut away (as in the similar Sidney Poitier movie The Slender Thread), it's all phone action (so more like Tom Hardy's Locke)... and it's riveting. The voices are compelling, the soundscape immersive, and the upending of the usual cop movie tropes fun to watch, as our man Asger investigates the case remotely, goes well beyond what his job entails without ever leaving the phones, and risks making things worse by trying to resolve the situations, rules be damned. Over the real-time hour and a half of the film, we'll also peer into the mystery of why he's been punished with a desk job, and his own arc will beautifully dovetail with that of the kidnapping case, with lots of twists to keep this procedural thriller alive.
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