11/16/2019 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Denmark 2019 119 min Arabic-Danish original version with German subtitles

by Ulaa Salim

Script: Ulaa Salim, DoP: Eddie Klint, Editors: Eddie Klint, Jenna Mangulad, Music: Lewand Othman, Producer: Daniel Mühlendorph Jensen, Production: Hyæne Film, Det Danske Filminstitut, Cast: Imad Abul-Foul, Ari Alexander, Ivan Alan Ali, Rasmus Bjerk

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.

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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 2015, he presented a short film at IFFR – OUR FATHER’S SONS. In 2017, he graduated from The National Film School of Denmark and with his graduation film LAND OF OUR FATHERS he won an award at Dubai Film Festival and got nominated for a Robert at the Academy in Denmark. He also established Hyæne Film with his producing partner Daniel Mühlendorph. SONS OF DENMARK is his debut film.

Filmography: 2011 KARIM, 2012 UNG FOR EVIGT, 2013 MY BROTHER, 2014 DET RENE HJERTE, 2016 OUR FATHER’S SONS, 2017 LAND OF OUR FATHERS (all short films), 2019 SONS OF DENMARK

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