Cannes 2017: TrustNordisk picks up new Danish thriller

The sales agency giant TrustNordisk has picked up Gustav Moller’s debut feature The Guilty, which is currently in post-production.

The Guilty follows a former police officer who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. With just his phone, he has to race against time to save her.

This just isn’t any conventional genre piece; The Guilty is set in real time and stays with the protagonist, so the audience experiences events as he does.

TrustNordisk will tease buyers with shots of The Guilty in its promo reel at this years Cannes Film Market.

The Guilty is being produced through a new initiative at Nordisk Film called ‘Spring’, which is aimed at supporting upcoming talents. The Danish Film Institute’s ‘New Danish Screen’, which also supports upcoming talent (last year it backed Christian Tafdrup’s Parents, for example), is also helping out the film.

The Guilty is produced by Lina Flint for the Spring scheme and is written by Emil Nygaard Albertsen. Jakob Cedergren (Terribly Happy, Submarino) plays the lead.

You can read more at the TrustNordisk website. 

Photo by Nikolaj Moller


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.