Demoted police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) approaches his telephone shift at emergency despatch with distraction and a distinct lack of empathy.
But when a call from a distressed woman is abruptly terminated, Holm’s conscience is piqued and he begins a dramatic and unrelenting pursuit to save her. Holm remains office-bound, with just a phone and desktop technology to hand.
This hermetic situation is used to great effect, with debut director Gustav Möller’s mastery of sound, editing and cinematography working in tandem with Cedergren’s exquisite expressions and gestures to ensure we are drawn into the heart of this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse scenario.
Expertly plotted, this gripping thriller doesn’t let up, peeling back layers of truth and challenging expectations until its final beat.