Gang warriors

Thomas Heurlin, Denmark, 2013

Series (documentary)

The danish gang war has lasted three years. 9 people are dead, more than 50 have been wounded and 280 related criminals are currently imprisoned. Still both environments attracts more new members than ever before. But why do young men become gang members? How are they socialized into wanting to die for their community? What social functions does gangs fill out and how can an identity be so strong that it is not worth living without?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Bandekrigerne
Danish title Bandekrigerne
Keywords Gangs, Gang crime, Criminals, Outlaw motorcycle clubs, Hells Angels, Immigrants, Immigrant gangs, Blågårds Square, Denmark, 2010-2019
Director Thomas Heurlin
Producer Lars Seidelin
Director of Photography Lars Skree
Editor Lars Juul
Appearance Brian Sandberg, Lille-A
Production country Denmark
International sales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Co-production Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Thomas Heurlin
Dramaturgical consultant Anders Villadsen


Producer Lars Seidelin
Production manager Signe Birket-Smith


Cinematography Lars Skree


Editing Lars Juul


Appearance Brian Sandberg
Appearance Lille-A

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