We are happy to announce that New Europe has signed a world sales deal for the Danish thriller Sons of Denmark by Ulaa Salim set to play as the first film in Rotterdam’s Tiger Competition this year.

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 political 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.

The film was produced by Daniel Mühlendorph, who runs Hyaene Film together with Salim. It was developed and within DFI’s New Danish Screen program, which recently launched films, such as The Guilty, Holiday and Winter Brothers.

Ulaa Salim about his film: “I wanted to tell a story about the next, perhaps inevitable, step in our society. What will come, when we normalise extreme voices? My goal was to tell a story about the nuances, not about the good and the evil, but what lies in between them, which defines us as imperfect and complex human beings.”