The idealistic prison guard Eva faces the dilemma of her lifetime when a young man from her past is transferred to the prison where she works. Without revealing her secret, she asks to be moved to his block, the toughest and most violent in the prison. And so begins an unsettling psychological thriller in which Eva’s sense of justice puts her morality and her future at stake.
by Gustav Möller
with Sidse Babett Knudsen, Sebastian Bull, Dar Salim, Marina Bouras, Olaf Johannessen
Denmark / Sweden 2024 Danish, Subtitles: English, German 100' Colour World premiere


  • Sidse Babett Knudsen (Eva Hansen)
  • Sebastian Bull (Mikkel)
  • Dar Salim (Rami)
  • Marina Bouras (Helle)
  • Olaf Johannessen (Head of Institution)
  • Jacob Lohmann (Priest)
  • Siir Tilif (Lawyer)
  • Rami Zayat (Ali)
  • Mathias Petersen (Simon)


DirectorGustav Möller
ScreenplayGustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen
CinematographyJasper J. Spanning
EditingRasmus Stensgaard Madsen
MusicJon Ekstrand
Sound DesignOskar Skriver, Hans
SoundHans Christian Arnt Torp
Production DesignKristina Kovacs
CostumesVibe Knoblauch Hededam
Make-UpKamilla Bjerglind
ProducerLina Flint
Executive ProducersKatrine Vogelsang, Calle Marthin, Henrik Zein
Co-ProducerEva Åkergren
Associate ProducerThomas Heinesen

Produced by

Nordisk Film Production

Valby, Denmark

www.nordiskfilm.dk www.nordiskfilm.dk

Nordisk Film Production

Stockholm, Sweden

World Sales

Les Films du Losange

Paris, France

filmsdulosange.com filmsdulosange.com

Gustav Möller

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1988, he graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2015 with the short film In Darkness. His feature debut, The Guilty, premiered at Sundance where it won the Audience Award. The film went on to win three Danish Film Awards in the categories of Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director and was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars. Collaborating with screenwriter Oskar Söderlund, he co-created the series The Dark Heart, a five-part psychological drama which also premiered at Sundance and received several awards.


2015 In Darkness 2018 The Guilty 2024 Vogter (Sons)

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