"I believe that the strongest images in film, the ones that stay with you the longest; they are the ones, you don't see," says director Gustav Möller.
"I got the idea for the film when I stumbled across a real-life 911 call from a kidnapped woman," he continues, "The woman was travelling by car, and since she was sitting next to her kidnapper she was speaking in codes. At first, I was just gripped by the suspense of the call, as any listener would. But then I started reflecting on what made it so intriguing.
"Even though I had just listened to a sound recording it felt like I had seen images. I had seen the woman, the car she was in, the road the car was on, and even the kidnapper sitting next to her. I realized, that every single person listening to that phone call would see different images: a different woman, a different kidnapper, and so on.
"I started thinking: What if you used this idea of mental imagery, in film?"
The Guilty is a classy, restrained, suspenseful character-driven thriller. It's playing from 28th February in selected cinemas.
MELBOURNE: Cinema Nova
SYDNEY: Dendy Newtown & Avoca
BRISBANE: New Farm Cinemas