Political thriller by first-time feature director

IN PRODUCTION. Ulaa Salim is making his debut as feature film director with 'Sons of Denmark,' a film about two young men caught in a web of fear and powerlessness in a modern democratic society.

Director Ulaa Salim and producer Daniel Mühlendorph are in production with 'Sons of Denmark,' the first film from their company Hyæne Film which they founded while finishing film school in 2017.

Copenhagen provides the backdrop for the political thriller that questions the enemy images we create in the name of fear. 

We are approaching the one-year anniversary of a major bomb attack in Copenhagen. The next parliamentary election is near, and the highly nationalist politician Martin Nordahl from the National Movement party is predicted a landslide victory that will secure him the post of prime minister. Zakaria, 19, is slowly, but surely moving towards a dangerous path of radicalisation. On the way, he meets Malik, who fights his own battles. While the country is counting down to the most important election in recent times, Zakaria and Malik are forced to make a crucial decision that will have consequences for all.

The film features Mohammed Ismail Mohammed as Zakaria and Zaki Youssef as Malik. The politician is played by Rasmus Bjerg ('The Way to Mandalay').

'Sons of Denmark' is Salim's first feature film, both as director and scriptwriter. His short films include his 2017 graduation piece from the National Film School of Denmark, 'Land of Our Fathers,' and the equally warmly received 'Exil,' 'Our Fathers' Sons' and 'Det rene hjerte' (Danish title).

The film is produced by Daniel Mühlendorph for Hyæne Film with support from the Danish Film Institute's talent scheme New Danish Screen.

A national release date is set for 28 March 2019.