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  • The Guardian Angel

  • Original Title:
  • The Guardian Angel
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • The Guardian Angel is a psychological thriller about a man who used hypnosis to turn another man into a robber and a murderer in post-war Copenhagen. Based on true events, it follows the incredible investigation of these crimes as a young investigator becomes obsessed with catching the psychological manipulator, in a battle of minds and wills.

    Focused on a single, fascinating case of an actual hypnosis crime, the story will use this situation to suggest deeper issues of how present-day systems use manipulation on all of us and to discuss the mass-mind of the modern world.

  • Director:
  • Arto Halonen
  • Genre:
  • Psychological Thriller
  • Duration:
  •  TBC
  • Status:
  • In Post-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland, Denmark, Croatia
  • Production Company:
  • Art Films Production
    Arto Halonen
    arto@artfilms.fi
    +358 405006602
  • Director's Statement:
    Increasingly blatant examples of invisible manipulation keep appearing through religious and political movements. I am greatly concerned how people’s mass-minded nature is repeatedly abused for purely negative means. This will inevitably render our environment into a cold and calculating place, and simultaneously prevent people from developing as independently thinking beings. One key objective of the film is to reinforce individual modes of thought by questioning the environment's influence.
  • Sales Company:
  • AMBI Media Group
  • About the Director:
    Arto Halonen is a Finnish director. His films, such as Princess, A Patriotic Man, Shadow of the Holy Book, White Rage and Pavlov's Dogs won numerous international awards. He has received the EU Humanitarian Award, Finland Prize, City of Helsinki Culture Prize, and the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • The Guardian Angel Image
  • The Guardian Angel

  • The Guardian Angel
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Arto Halonen
  • Genre:
  • Psychological Thriller
  • Duration:
  •  TBC
  • Status:
  • In Post-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland, Denmark, Croatia
  • Production Company:
  • Art Films Production
    Arto Halonen
    arto@artfilms.fi
    +358 405006602
  • Sales Company:
  • AMBI Media Group
  • The Guardian Angel is a psychological thriller about a man who used hypnosis to turn another man into a robber and a murderer in post-war Copenhagen. Based on true events, it follows the incredible investigation of these crimes as a young investigator becomes obsessed with catching the psychological manipulator, in a battle of minds and wills.

    Focused on a single, fascinating case of an actual hypnosis crime, the story will use this situation to suggest deeper issues of how present-day systems use manipulation on all of us and to discuss the mass-mind of the modern world.

  • Director's Statement:
    Increasingly blatant examples of invisible manipulation keep appearing through religious and political movements. I am greatly concerned how people’s mass-minded nature is repeatedly abused for purely negative means. This will inevitably render our environment into a cold and calculating place, and simultaneously prevent people from developing as independently thinking beings. One key objective of the film is to reinforce individual modes of thought by questioning the environment's influence.
  • About the Director:
    Arto Halonen is a Finnish director. His films, such as Princess, A Patriotic Man, Shadow of the Holy Book, White Rage and Pavlov's Dogs won numerous international awards. He has received the EU Humanitarian Award, Finland Prize, City of Helsinki Culture Prize, and the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.