Director: Gustav Möller
Producer: Lina Flint
Writers: Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen
When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to deskwork, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked call from a kidnapped woman who abruptly disconnects. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes clearer. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him.
This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. Director Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the police department, while Cedergren’s strong performance anchors the film and places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed — yet well-intentioned — mind space.
2018, NR, Denmark, Drama, Danish, 85 minutes
Danish with English Subtitles