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Darkland: The Return

Underverden II
Darkland: The Return
Australian Premiere
2023 | 110 min | Action, Thriller | Denmark | Director: Fenar Ahmad | Cast: Dar Salim, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Stine Fischer Christensen | Language: Danish with English subtitles

From critically acclaimed director Fenar Ahmad comes pulsating action thriller Darkland: The Return, the highly anticipated successor to the Danish box office smash hit Darkland SCA17, starring an excellent Dar Salim (The Covenant) as the truth-seeking antihero Zaid. 

It has been seven years since surgeon Zaid went on a revenge spree in the criminal underworld, to avenge his brother’s death. Since then, Zaid has been in prison and become a father to son Noah (Asgar Hansen), whom he barely knows. So, when police agent Helle (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Borgen) offers him a deal to go undercover and infiltrate the Copenhagen underworld, in exchange for being released and seeing his estranged seven-year-old son, he jumps at the chance to be reunited with his family. 

Zaid tries to keep his life as an undercover source in a violent gang separate from the relationship he is building with his son, but eventually the two worlds collide, and he must do everything he can to protect him.

Fenar Ahmad creates complete, magnificent escapism with just the right amount of rootedness in the real world.
Sound Venue
Reims Polar: Festival Du Film Policier 2023