The Guardian Angel

A Film by Arto Halonen

 

A film by Arto Halonen

Coming in 2018

The Guardian Angel is a psychological thriller about a man who was suspected to use hypnosis to turn another man into a robber and a killer. The story, based on true events, follows the incredible investigation of these crimes as a young criminal investigator becomes obsessed with catching the psychological manipulator, in a battle of minds and wills.

 

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Synopsis

The Guardian Angel is a psychological thriller about the astonishing hypnosis murders that took place in Denmark in the 1950s. Criminal investigator Anders Olsen (Pilou Asbæk) begins to solve a case in which a bank robber shoots two bank clerks and runs into the streets of Copenhagen with the money. When arrested, he claims to have committed the crime alone. Some eyewitnesses say the robber seemed to have been in a trance, which makes the case even more complicated and peculiar.

Olsen finds out that the accused has been in prison with the charismatic Björn Schow Nielsen (Josh Lucas) and begins to suspect that Nielsen had hypnotized his fellow inmate to commit the crime for him.

But could it be possible – and if so, how can the true perpetrator be caught? Olsen seeks help from a well-known psychiatrist specialized in hypnosis (Rade Šerbedžija), with whom Olsen delves deeper into the world of mental manipulation.
Absorbed in the criminal investigation, Olsen does not realize that the mysterious Nielsen has secretly befriended his young wife (Sara Soulié). Soon the mysterious case touches him closer than he could have imagined.

The new movie from director Arto Halonen (i.a. Princess, A Patriotic Man) is a psychological thriller based on an intriguing true story where the themes lead us to reflect on the influence of mind control in the present day: what can manipulation do and how far can it be taken?

The film features in lead roles the internationally acclaimed actors Pilou Asbæk (Game Of Thrones), Josh Lucas (Beautiful Mind, Sweet Home Alabama), Rade Šerbedžija (including Downton Abbey, Eyes Wide Shut), and Sara Soulié (Nymphs, Other Girls ).

Characters

PILOU ASBÆK
PILOU ASBÆK

as criminal investigator Anders Olsen

Josh Lucas
JOSH LUCAS

as Bjørn Schouw Nielsen

RADE ŠERBEDŽIJA
RADE ŠERBEDŽIJA

as Dr. Max Dabrowski

Sara Soulié
SARA SOULIÉ

as Marie Olsen

Cyron Melville
CYRON MELVILLE

as Palle Hardrup

CHRISTOPHER FULFORD
CHRISTOPHER FULFORD

as chief of police Thuesen

JOHANNES LASSEN
JOHANNES LASSEN

as police officer Petersen

Pamela Tola
PAMELA TOLA

as police secretary Susi

Mikko Nousiainen
MIKKO NOUSIAINEN

as brothel owner Mortensen

 

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