One year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen, radicalisation around the country has intensified and ethnic tensions are running high. The next parliamentary election is near, and the extremely nationalist political leader Martin Nordahl is set for a landslide victory. 19-year-old Zakaria gets involved in a radical organisation, where he forms a bond with Ali. The two men cannot agree with the current state of the country, which is turning on its own citizens because of their migration background, and decide to act. However, they are both just tools in the hands of people with power. As the men try to make their mark, their brotherhood will be tested and their actions will have grave consequences on their lives.

Director's Biography

Danish director Ulaa Salim was born in Denmark in 1987, both parents are originally from Iraq. In his films he uses his personal experience as inspiration. In 2018 Ulaa graduated from The National Film School of Denmark and established Hyæne Film with his producing partner Daniel Mühlendorph. SONS OF DENMARK is Ulaa Salim’s debut film.

2017 - LAND OF OUR FATHERS, short
2016 - EXIL, short
2015 - SONS OF OUR FATHERS,, short
2014 - DET RENE HJERNE, short
2013 - MIN BROR, short
2012 - UNG FOR EVIGT, short
2011 - KARIM, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ulaa Salim

Written by: Ulaa Salim

Produced by: Daniel Mühlendorph

Cinematography: Eddie Klint

Editing: Jenna Mangulad

Production Design: Silje Dammen

Costume Design: Juan Bastias

Original Score: Lewand Othman

Sound: June Kristianse

Cast: Zaki Youssef (Ali)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2019