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The Guilty  (2018) 

1 hr 25 mins, Certificate 15

Wednesday 6 March 2018, 7.30 pm
Langton Matravers' Village Hall

If you joined us back in 2015 to watch Tom Hardy at the wheel of a car in Locke then you will love this. A Danish nerve-jangling thriller about an emergency police dispatcher and one fateful call that uses the same minimal ingredients to devastating effect. The story takes place in just two rooms and is about one long night at a 999 call centre. Police officer Asger Holm has been taken off the street pending a formal investigation, which is scheduled for the following day. From his brusque manner it seems he feels the emergency phone operator work is beneath him. He cycles through a few low-level calls feeling the callers are to blame for their own mishaps, and then a truly life-or-death call comes in. A mother called Iben has been kidnapped in the back of a van, and whispers to Asger in terror. He keeps the line open as long as he can, then feeds the details to police, who try their best to intercept the van based on the radius of the phone signal. Asger’s own involvement can only extend so far, and we quickly sense him overstepping the mark, as he calls around scrabbling for clues and getting others to do his bidding. As this film progresses the reveals and twists hit hard demonstrating that less really can be more. In Danish with English subtitles.

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