THU—January 3—7 PM
85 min. In Danish with English subtitles.
$14 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $75 ($55 ASF Members)
**Director Gustav Möller & actor Jake Gyllenhaal will be present for a Q&A.**
Director Gustav Möller and actor Jake Gyllenhaal join us for a screening of this pulsating Danish crime thriller, shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film. Inside a claustrophobic emergency call center, alarm dispatcher and recently demoted police officer Asger Holm spends his nights on phone duty, lending assistance and dispatching officers when necessary. One night he receives an emergency call from a kidnapped woman — who states that she is currently being driven out of Copenhagen against her will — Holm scrambles to get aid to her before the situation can go too far.
But when the call is suddenly disconnected, Holm must embark on an increasingly hair-raising journey to probe the mystery by any means necessary to return the woman to safety. He realizes that he’s dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he originally thought and begins using his authority to intervene in ways that crosses moral boundaries, merging the woman’s plight with his own bid for moral redemption. (Directed by Gustav Möller, 2018)
The Guilty is now scheduled for an American remake, which will star Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role. Following the screening, Möller and Gyllenhaal will discuss the film and present a Q&A.
“Unfolding in real time, this immediately involving story bends and turns in surprising, sometimes horrifying ways.” —New York Times
“Gustav Möller’s short, taut debut feature never leaves the claustrophobic confines of the call center, but builds a vivid aural suspense narrative through the receiver, all while incrementally unboxing the visible protagonist’s own frail mental state.” —Variety
About the Director
Gustav Möller (b. 1988) was educated in film at the Danish Film School and graduated in 2015. For his student film In Darkness (2015), he won the Next Nordic Generation award.
His feature debut, the psychological thriller The Guilty (2018), had its world premiere at Sundance, and was supported by the Danish Film Institute (DFI). It has won several awards and has been shortlisted for the 2019 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
About The Series
Each year, Scandinavia House presents the films chose by Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film. This year we will be presenting the 2018 contenders: The Guilty (Denmark), Euthanizer (Finnish), To Be Continued (Latvian), Woman at War (Iceland), Take It or Leave (Estonia), Border (Sweden), and What Will People Say (Norway).
Films in the series include:
The Guilty / Den Skyldige—THU—JAN 3
Euthanizer / Armomurhaaja—FRI—JAN 4
To Be Continued / Turpinājums—TUE—JAN 8
Woman at War / Kona fer í stríð—WED—JAN 9
Take It or Leave It / Võta või jäta—FRI—JAN 11
Border / Gräns—WED—JAN 16
What Will People Say / Hva vil folk si—FRI—JAN 18