Darkland: The Return

Fenar Ahmad, Denmark, 2023

110 min.DK/Feature

Seven years ago, Zaid went to war against the Copenhagen underworld to avenge his dead brother. His identity as a respected doctor of cardiology and life as a family man is but a fading dream, and in prison Zaid suffers the loss of his son Noah, whom he barely knows. When a police agent approaches Zaid and offers him a deal to be released in exchange for infiltrating the Copenhagen underworld, he sees his chance to reclaim the remnants of the family life he left behind. But everything has a price, and Zaid realizes that he has now seriously endangered his son''s life. After all, once you become part of the underworld, is there any way out?
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Underverden II
Danish title Underverden II
Director Fenar Ahmad
Screenplay Fenar Ahmad, Behrouz Bigdeli
Producer Marta Mleczek, Jacob Jarek
Director of Photography Peter Riis
Editor Kasper Leick
Sound Adrian Aurelius, Philip Nicolai Flindt, Kim Dalum
Production designer Gitte Malling
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Appearance Dar Salim, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Stine Fischer Christensen, Soheil Bavi
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Danish theatrical release 13.04.2023
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Nordisk Film, Profile Pictures
Co-production Zuzu Film, Bacon X
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with Nordisk Film Distribution A/S, DR
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S


Direction Fenar Ahmad
Assisting director Behrouz Bigdeli
1st assistant director Christian "Krølle" Pedersen
2nd assistant director Lukas Thalund
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Casting assistant Signe Marie Clemmesen
Casting: children Karin Jagd
Extras coordinator Christian Schrold
Extras coordinator Mark Butler


Screenplay Fenar Ahmad
Screenplay Behrouz Bigdeli
Storyboard Sune Elskær


Producer Marta Mleczek
Producer Jacob Jarek
Executive producer Ditte Milsted
Executive producer Dar Salim
Line producer Marta Mleczek
Production manager Jon Hammer
Production coordinator Carina Svendsgaard Jeppesen
Production coordinator Fie Gehrs Madsen
Producer''s assistant William Nittebjerg Nielsen
Producer''s assistant Emma Lind
Production assistant Signe Staugaard Koch
Junior producer Nina Helveg
Location manager Anders Giversen
Location coordinator Tobias Sebastian Bundgård
Location assistant Tanja Winther
Post Producer Christina Jæger
Post-producton coordinator Lina Wichmaan


Cinematographer Peter Riis
First assistant camera Peter Topsøe-Jensen
Camera assistant Johannes Sprogøe
Camera operator Emil Valentin
Drone operator Alex Surh
Drone operator Tao Ahler
DIT Jannik Dahl
Steadicam Torben Meldgaard Andersen
Steadicam Jonas Torp
Steadicam Anders Holck Petersen
Steadicam Kristian Appel
Key grip Christian Brøndum
Key grip Michael Tøt Kromand
Key grip Mikael Kort
Key grip Andreas Vinding
Key grip Andreas Laudrup
Key grip Casper Ytzen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Noah Lynnerup
Best boy Kristoffer Bruhn
Assistant lighting technician Bertram Strandvig


Editor Kasper Leick
B-editor Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt
Assistant editor Anna Gedde Løvkvist

Production design

Production designer Gitte Malling
Property master Andreas Feldfos
Set dresser Thomas Willemoes
Set decorator Mads Pallisgaard
Assistant set dresser Mille Møller
Assistant set dresser Clara Braae


Key costumer Sara Forghani
Costume on set Emilia Leonora Imperatore Bjørnvad
Costume on set Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costume assistant Sofie Wahlers


Chief makeup artist Maria Engberg Refsgaard
Makeup artist Katrine Schouw Nielsen
Makeup artist Sabine Rasmussen
SFX makeup Maria Engberg Refsgaard
SFX makeup Morten Jacobsen


Sound designer Adrian Aurelius
Sound designer Philip Nicolai Flindt
Sound engineer Kim Dalum
Boom operator Malthe Bjørn Jensen

Special effects

SFX supervisor Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Jonas Drehn
VFX supervisor Jan Tvilling


Stunt coordinator Anders Nylander Thomsen
Stunts Valdimar Jóhannsson
Stunts Jesper Olsen
Stunts Rasmus Kjeldsen
Stunts Søren Hvam
Stunts Kristoffer Bruhn
Stunts Elias Zimakoff
Stunts Jørgen Lissau
Stunts Kasper Noer
Stunts Nicklas Wulff Lissau
Stunts Martin Christophersen
Stunts Marianna Majerova
Stunt technician Flemming Christensen
Stunt technician Frederik Nemo Andersen
Stunt technician Lars Andersen
Car wrangler Jacob Juul Sprogøe Petersen


Appearance Dar Salim
Appearance Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Appearance Stine Fischer Christensen
Appearance Soheil Bavi
Appearance Abud Mustafa
Appearance Ahmad Ayman
Appearance Mohamed Djeziri
Appearance Sebastian Nørgaard
Appearance Hamed "Baloosh" Balosha
Appearance Noah Carter
Appearance Asgar Hansen

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