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  • The Guardian Angel

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

  • The Guardian Angel is a psychological drama/thriller about a man who used hypnosis to turn another man into a robber and a murderer. The story, based on true happenings in Copenhagen in 1951, 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 crime, the story uses this situation to suggest deeper issues of how present-day systems manipulate all of us, and to explore the mass mind of the modern world.

    Director’s Statement: Increasingly blatant examples of invisible manipulation keep appearing for example through religious and political movements, as well as social media. I am concerned that people’s mass-minded nature is repeatedly abused for purely negative means. This will inevitably turn 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.

  • Director:
  • Arto Halonen
  • Genre:
  • Psychological Drama
  • Duration:
  • 101 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, Denmark, Croatia
  • Production Company:
  • Art Films Production
    Arto Halonen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Arto Halonen is a fiction and documentary film director, who is known for his socially strong-stance subjects. His films, such as White Rage, A Patriotic Man and Princess have generated a lot of public debate, they have won numerous awards and have been distributed in cinemas and television broadcasting companies in over 70 countries.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • The Guardian Angel Image
  • The Guardian Angel

  • The Guardian Angel
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Arto Halonen
  • Genre:
  • Psychological Drama
  • Duration:
  • 101 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, Denmark, Croatia
  • Production Company:
  • Art Films Production
    Arto Halonen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • The Guardian Angel is a psychological drama/thriller about a man who used hypnosis to turn another man into a robber and a murderer. The story, based on true happenings in Copenhagen in 1951, 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 crime, the story uses this situation to suggest deeper issues of how present-day systems manipulate all of us, and to explore the mass mind of the modern world.

    Director’s Statement: Increasingly blatant examples of invisible manipulation keep appearing for example through religious and political movements, as well as social media. I am concerned that people’s mass-minded nature is repeatedly abused for purely negative means. This will inevitably turn 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 fiction and documentary film director, who is known for his socially strong-stance subjects. His films, such as White Rage, A Patriotic Man and Princess have generated a lot of public debate, they have won numerous awards and have been distributed in cinemas and television broadcasting companies in over 70 countries.