The first film in months that I got from my DVD rental is a Scandinavian thriller. No idea how this ended up on my list.
“The Guilty” is about a policemen who went off track and waiting for his trial has been put on a one-man-emergency-room. The entire film plays in two rooms in a police station. Asger Holm picks up the phone, talks to some drunk local and waits for the next call. Then a woman who appears to be kidnapped calls and Asger’s policeman serving attitude floats up.
He finds out where the car drives, manages to find out who is the kidnapper, what car he drives and where he lives. He sends a policecar to the house where two children remain and is in contact with the emergency room of the district where the car is.
Even though you basically only watch Asger, the events bring tension. The story turns a bit a couple of times.
“Den Skyldige” is an alright film made in a fairly original way.