SONS OF DENMARK

SONS OF DENMARK

Danmarks sønner

Directed by Ulaa Salim
Denmark | 117 min | 2019 | political thriller | Danish, Arabic

One year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalisation around the country has intensified and ethnic tensions are running high. The next parliamentary election is near, and the extremely nationalist politicial leader Martin Nordahl is set for a landslide victory. 19-year old Zakaria gets involved in a radical organisation, where he forms a bond with Ali. The two men cannot agree with the current state of the country, which is turning on its own citizens because of their migration background, and decide to act. However, they are both just tools in the hands of people with power. As the men try to make their mark, their brotherhood will be tested and their actions will have grave consequences on their lives.

Credits
Director & Scriptwriter: Ulaa Salim
Cinematography: Eddie Klint
Editing: Jenna Mangulad
Music: Lewand Othman
Production Company: Hyæne Film
Producer: Daniel Mühlendorph

Cast: Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Zaki Youssef, Rasmus Bjerg

  • Ulaa Salim
    Ulaa Salim
    Denmark

Festivals &Awards

Mastercard OFF CAMERA – Main Competition ‘Path Finders’ Cracow Film Award
Riviera International Film Festival – Best Film

press quotes

“Taxi Driver who lives in the world of The Departed”

“hints of Martin Scorsese and Jacques Audiard”

“Salim taps into a political climate that will feel all too familiar for audiences across Europe”

“an ambitious film that marks Salim out as a talent to keep an eye on”

Cineuropa

Ulaa Salim
Denmark

Danish director Ulaa Salim was born in Denmark in 1987, both parents are originally from Iraq. In his films he uses his personal experience as inspiration. In 2018 Ulaa Salim graduated from The National Film School of Denmark and established Hyæne Film with his producing partnerDaniel Mühlendorph. SONS OF DENMARK is Ulaa Salim’s debut film.

FILMOGRAPHY
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