Film Club – ‘Sons Of Denmark’ 12th Feb 2020 @8pm

Film Club – ‘Sons Of Denmark’ 12th Feb 2020 @8pm

Film Club – ‘Sons Of Denmark’ 12th Feb 2020 @8pm

Director: Ulaa Salim

Cast: Zaki Youssef, Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Rasmus Bjerg

FILM INFO:

123 minutes, Denmark, 2019, CLUB

Short synopsis (less than 60 words)

One year after a bomb attack in Copenhagen, ethnic tensions are running high. Angered by the rising anti-Islamic climate, 19-year-old Muslim Zakaria is recruited by neighbourhood elder Hassan, and placed under the watchful eye of Ali. Eager but naive, Zakaria becomes entangled in a violent plot against a dangerous far-right leader. Ulaa Salim’s debut is a provocative, politically charged thriller.

Short synopsis (less than 120 words)

One year after a bomb attack in Copenhagen, ethnic tensions are running high. Angered by the rising anti-Islamic climate, 19-year-old Muslim Zakaria is recruited by neighbourhood elder Hassan, and placed under the watchful eye of Ali. Willingly he becomes entangled in a violent plot against the far-right leader Martin Nordahl, whose National Movement party is tipped to win the upcoming general election.

Zakaria’s naivety catches up with him as the country’s intelligence service starts to swiftly close in on him. Faced with increasing xenophobia, Zakaria and Ali become embroiled in a deadly dilemma, which will test them both and result in severe consequences.

Debutant director Ulaa Salim delivers a provocative, politically charged and timely thriller.

Festivals:

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019

Awards

Winner – Best Director, Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Quotes:

“ … gels politics, family and police procedural into a fiery thriller.”

Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

 

“ … an ambitious, provocative, politically charged thriller from Danish feature-debutant Ulaa Salim.” – Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Other:

VIEWING:SESSIONS 2019 Rating: 84% from 24 responses

 

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