Shadow Boxer

Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen, Denmark, 2014

48 min.DK/Documentary

Abdul, 19, is the most promising boxing talent
in Denmark. He is working his way up through
the ranks with former world champion Mikkel
Kessler as a manager ¿ and hero. In the club Abdul
is a boxer, but outside he is struggling to gain
footing. Pressured by religion, family and the
expectations of others, he is constantly afraid to
be a disappointment to everyone who trusts him,
especially his father. A coming-of-age story, the film
explores with great sensitivity a young man¿s inner
conflicts and his deepest feelings as they develop in
a heavily masculine environment.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Skygge bokser
Danish title Skygge bokser
Keywords Boxing, Boxers, Denmark
Director Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen
Producer Lise Saxtrup
Director of Photography Martin Munch, Talib Rasmussen, Niels Thastum, Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen
Editor Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound Kevin Koch
Composer Martin Hviid
Appearances Abdul Khattab, Mikkel Kessler
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Arabisk,Danish
Production company Klassefilm
Domestic distribution Klassefilm
International sales Klassefilm ApS / Kronprinsessegade 46 D, 4. / 1306 København K / t +45 2026 7440 / www.klassefilm.dk
TV release 24.03.2014, DR 3
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Klassefilm
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Klassefilm


Direction Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen


Producer Lise Saxtrup


Cinematographer Martin Munch
Cinematographer Talib Rasmussen
Cinematographer Niels Thastum
Cinematographer Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen


Editor Julius Krebs Damsbo


Composer Martin Hviid


Sound engineer Kevin Koch

Visual effects

Graphic design Casper Heijkensskjold

Other credits

Consultant Sami Saif


Appearance Abdul Khattab
Appearance Mikkel Kessler

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