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July 13, 2023—7:00 pm

This summer at Scandinavia House, see the critically acclaimed Nordic films that inspired American remakes in the series “The Nordics Do It Better”! You’ve seen the Hollywood version — but did you know how good the original was?

On July 11, see 2018 Danish crime thriller The Guilty /Den Skyldige (dir. Gustav Möller, Denmark, 2018), which was in 2021 was remade as the Netflix film The Guilty, starring and produced by Jake Gyllenhaal. When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to deskwork, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. But that all changes when 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 — and he embarks on an increasingly hair-raising journey to probe the mystery by any means necessary.

As he uses others as his eyes and ears to bring the missing woman to safety, a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him, and the search to find her and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill.

In this innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller that uses a single location to great effect,  director Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the police department, while Cedergren’s strong performance places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed yet well-intentioned mindspace. Shortlisted as the Danish submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, The Guilty was hailed as “a masterclass in wringing breathless tension from just a few key ingredients” (Wendy Ide, Observer).



July 13, 2023
7:00 pm