Remake of the Danish film by 2018 The Guilty , directed by Gustav Möller, Guilty is a claustrophobic thriller that takes place entirely in a Los Angeles police emergency call center. Angeles, specifically at the table of an agent on whom a disciplinary judgment falls. A simple and well calculated idea for the show off of its main interpreter and (at least facing the camera) unique, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Antoine Fuqua’s camera sticks to blue eyes of the actor and what at first seems like a trap for the viewer becomes an action thriller capable of keeping him on edge. Gyllenhaal knows how to take advantage of many aspects of his character, although in the final section he unleashes as much as the plot of the film itself, revealing a somewhat false mechanic.
In the time radius of a At dawn the character played by Jake Gyllenhaal experiences a personal catharsis through an external event that falls to him by chance as a policeman on duty. As fires destroy the Los Angeles area and the emergency room is smoking, the police officer receives a call from a woman for help while disguising a goodbye conversation with her own daughter. A terrifying telephone thread that is the starting gun for a story that we will follow through the voices of characters that will never appear on the screen. An oral journey to the alienation that occurs in the face of this somewhat murky and self-absorbed policeman, who hides personal problems that we are intuiting and who becomes obsessed with an event. The film moves through a minimal setting, but increasingly less alien to most, a virtual reality in which there are only voices and screens open to a new universe of interpretations and paranoias.
Address: Antoine Fuqua.
Performers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Byron Bowers, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David Castaneda, Christina Vidal, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke.
Genre: ‘thriller’. United States, 2021.
Duration: 90 minutes.