Director: Ulaa Salim
Cast: Zaki Youssef, Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Rasmus Bjerg
123 minutes, Denmark, 2019
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.
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Seattle International Film Festival 2019
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Director, Seattle International Film Festival 2019
“ … 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
All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.