Danmarks sønner

Sons of Denmark

Denmark 2025. One year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalisation has intensified and ethnic tensions are running high. The next 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. As the men try to make their mark, their brotherhood will be tested and their actions will have grave consequences. (Danish Film Institute)

Director's Biography
Ulaa Salim
Ulaa Salim was born in Denmark in 1987, and studied at the National Film School of Denmark. He uses his personal experience as his inspiration. Together with his producing partner Daniel Mühlendorph, he created the production company Hyæne Film. "Sons of Denmark“ is his first feature and had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Film Selection: Danmarks Sønner (Sons of Denmark, 2019) - Fædreland (Land of Our Fathers, 2017, short) - Vore fædres sønner (Our Father's Son, 2016, short)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2019
Ulaa Salim
Denmark 2019
119 minutes
Danish / Arabic
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ulaa Salim
Cinematography Eddie Klint
Editing Jenna Mangulad
Music Lewand Othman
With Zaki Youssef, Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Rasmus Bjerg, Morten Holst, Elliott Crosset Hove, Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, Imad Abul-Foul, Özlem Saglanmak
Producer(s) Daniel Mühlendorph
Hyæne Film
World Sales
New Europe Film Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere