The Guilty ★★★★

Who knew a film about a guy sitting in a room taking phone calls could be so intense?

This low-budget Danish film just goes to show how effective a good script, a great actor and solid direction can be, as that's almost all The Guilty has to work with. Despite the narrow scope of the location, the stakes feel high and the twists and turns of the plot are brilliantly executed.

Jakob Cedergren is also great in the lead role. A conversation towards the end of the film holds his face in close up for an extended period, revealing added layers of emotional complexity that aren't explicitly present in the dialogue.

Though the setup of the film feels as if it could pose too many limitations, the filmmakers have managed to work within their constraints and have created something surprisingly thrilling.