Sons of Denmark

Ulaa Salim

Denmark2019117 MinDanish, Arabic

Subtitles: FR, EN, DE, HU, IT, PT, RO, UA

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

- Cineuropa -

Sons of Denmark

(Danmarks sønner)

Denmark 2025. 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.

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam
  • Göteborg IFF
  • Best Film - Riviera International Film Festival
  • Starring:  Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Zaki Youssef, Rasmus Bjerg
  • Production:  Hyaene Film
  • International Sales:  New Europe Film Sales

In a futuristic Copenhagen, plunged into chaos, right-wing nationalists oppose the Islamic fundamentalists in a cultural war where both groups’ rage nourishes the other’s. An explosive and gripping political thriller, which pays homage to the first films of Martin Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn and Jacques Audiard.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

Ulaa Salim

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 2017 Ulaa Salim graduated from The National Film School of Denmark and established Hyæne Film with his producing partner Daniel Mühlendorph. Salim's short film debut, OUR FATHER'S SON (2015) was shown at IFFR. His first feature, SONS OF DENMARK (2019), is having its world premiere in Rotterdam.

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