Sons of Denmark

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    Sons of Denmark

    Danmarks Sønner

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2019

    120 min

    • Arabic
    • Danish

    Drama, Thriller

    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.

    Awards

    • Golden Space Needle Audience Award for Best Director - Seattle IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Cairo IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Zaki Youssef
    Mohammed Ismail Mohammed
    Imad Abul-Foul
    Rasmus Bjerg
    Screenplay
    Ulaa Salim
    Cinematography
    Eddie Klint
    Editing
    Jenna Mangulad
    Music
    Lewand Othman
    Sales
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    Ulaa Salim

    Ulaa Salim

    Denmark

    Ulaa SALIM (1987, Denmark), studied at the National Film School of Denmark. He uses his personal experience as his inspiration. Together with his partner and producer Daniel Mühlendorph, they created the production company Hyanene Film. 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.