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Underverden (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 January 2017 (Denmark)
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A successful doctor who loses his little brother in a gang-related assault gives up his privileged life to become a masked warrior and avenge his brother's death.

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... Zaid
... Stine
... Semion
Dulfi Al-Jabouri ... Alex
... Torben (as Jakob Ulrik Lohmann)
... Claus
B. Branco ... Branco
Anis Alobaidi ... Yasin
Brian Siva ... Hassan
Hamza Al-Jabouri ... Zaids far
Amany Turk ... Zaids mor
Marianne Mortensen ... Helle
Joen Højerslev ... Anton
Christopher Læssø
... Gudrun
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Zaid is a successful heart surgeon with an expensive apartment and pregnant girlfriend. One night he gets a visit from his brother Yasin, who is desperate for money, but he refuses. Soon after, Yasin is found beaten to death and Zaid is overcome with guilt. As guilt gives way to anger, Zaid becomes a masked avenger and takes on Copenhagen's criminal underworld in his quest for justice. Written by AnonymousB

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Director and writer Fenar Ahmad has admitted that a real life experience where his own brother got 'into trouble' inspired him to make this film. See more »

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Style over Substance
24 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm closer to Thobias on this one.

Sure, it's an easy watch, quick and stylish to a fault, and certainly raises highly pertinent questions about Danish (or any OECD) society.

But I found that the script didn't take anywhere near enough effort to make it plausible. So, here we have this highly integrated professional, Dr Jekyll, with a great marriage. He's consciously walked away from his culture and ethnicity, goes out of his way to abuse his poor old dad for being mentally stuck in Iraq.

Then, on behalf of a loser brother he doesn't even like, he suddenly turns into Mr Hyde on steroids? The only partial explanation we're offered is guilt, but it didn't wash for me.


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