We are very happy and proud to let you know that THE GUILTY has been selected as the Danish entry for the Foreign Language Film category at the Academy AwardsÂ®. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22nd, and the ceremony will take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
THE GUILTY was off to a flying start already at the beginning of the year where it world-premiered at Sundance Film Festival and ended up winning the Audience Award. This is especially remarkable considering that it is the feature film debut by director Gustav Möller.
Since its Sundance-success the film has had a vibrant festival life and won multiple awards, among others the Audience Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival and the award for Best Director at Seattle International Film Festival. Most recently it was selected for BFI London Film Festival, where it will screen in the Thrill section.
THE GUILTY is not just a festival darling. Audiences love it too! The territories in which the film has already opened can report impressive theatrical results. In Denmark the film has sold nearly 140.000 tickets, in Benelux 88.000 tickets and in France a whopping 260.000 tickets - and still counting.
US distribution rights are held by Magnolia Pictures, who have scheduled release on October 19th. Other major territories with upcoming releases include Germany (Ascot Elite) on October 18th; UK/Ireland (Signature) on October 26th and Australia/New Zealand (Rialto) on January 17th 2019.
The universal appeal of THE GUILTY might correlate with film´s minimalistic, razor-sharp and nerve-wrecking premise. In the film we follow alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren), who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.
THE GUILTY is produced by Lina Flint for Nordisk Film SPRING in collaboration with Nordisk Film Production A/S with support from The Danish Film Institute, New Danish Screen.