The Guilty (2018 film)

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The Guilty
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Film poster
Directed byGustav Möller
Produced byLina Flint
Screenplay byGustav Möller
Emil Nygaard Albertsen
StarringJakob Cedergren
Jessica Dinnage
Johan Olsen
Omar Shargawi
Katinka Evers-Jahnsen
Music byCarl Coleman
Caspar Hesselager
CinematographyJasper J. Spanning
Edited byCarla Luff
Nordisk Film Spring
New Danish Screen
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • 21 January 2018 (2018-01-21) (Sundance)
  • 14 June 2018 (2018-06-14) (Denmark)
Running time
85 minutes
Box office$3.4 million[1][2]

The Guilty (Danish: Den skyldige) is a 2018 Danish thriller film co-written and directed by Gustav Möller. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.[3] The film was distributed in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures.[4] It was selected as the Danish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards,[5][6][7] making the December shortlist.[8] An American remake will star Jake Gyllenhaal.[9][10]


  • Jakob Cedergren as Asger Holm
  • Jessica Dinnage as Iben (voice)
  • Omar Shargawi as Rashid (voice)
  • Johan Olsen as Michael (voice)
  • Katinka Evers-Jahnsen as Mathilde (voice)
  • Jacob Lohmann as Bo (voice)

Critical reception[edit]

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 99% based on 88 reviews, and an average rating of 7.9/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Sleek, well-acted, and intelligently crafted, The Guilty is a high-concept thriller that wrings maximum impact out of a handful of basic - and effective - ingredients."[11] Metacritic assigned the film a normalized score of 83 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Guilty". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Den Skyldige". The Numbers. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Sundance Film Festival Unveils Full 2018 Features Lineup". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ Lang, Brent (23 January 2018). "Sundance: Magnolia Buys 'The Guilty'". Variety. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Danmarks bedste bud på en Oscar: En nervepirrende thriller med titlen: 'Den skyldige'". Politiken. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (20 September 2018). "Oscars: Denmark Selects 'The Guilty' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  7. ^ Abbatescianni, Davide (21 September 2018). "The Guilty enters the Oscars race for Denmark, Woman at War for Iceland". Cineuropa. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Academy Unveils 2019 Oscar Shortlists". The Hollywood Reporter. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (10 December 2018). "Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Denmark's Oscar Entry 'The Guilty' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  10. ^ Hipes, Patrick (10 December 2018). "Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In Remake Of Danish Oscar Entry 'The Guilty'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  11. ^ "The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "The Guilty Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 December 2018.

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