A police officer attempts to thwart an increasingly dangerous and horrific kidnapping over the phone from an emergency center in this taut, thrilling nail-biter from Denmark.
On the eve of a mysterious trial that will allow him to return to the field, sidelined Danish police officer Asger (Jakob Cedergren) spends his evenings growing increasingly disdainful in the emergency call center where he takes, more often than not, non-urgent drunken phone calls. But, when an answered call reveals the hushed whispers of a terrified woman who says she’s been kidnapped, Asger immediately springs into action. He seeks help from the dispatchers and police in the field, but meets resistance flamed by his overt temper and the unknown reason for his administrative leave. Disobeying protocol, the frustrated cop begins to take matters into his own hands— all from the confined space of his desk. As the clocks pushes forward in near real-time, Asger begins to uncover the ghastly truth of the nightmare he may have inadvertently created. Never leaving Asger’s side for even a minute, the debut film from Gustav Möller achieves the impossible in creating white-knuckle tension and suspense with every sound of the dial tone.
CAST: JAKOB CEDERGREN, JESSICA DINNAGE
In Competition: First Feature Award
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