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Darkland (2017)

Underverden (original title)
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.

Director:

Fenar Ahmad

Writers:

Fenar Ahmad (screenplay), Adam August (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dar Salim ... Zaid
Stine Fischer Christensen ... Stine
Ali Sivandi ... Semion
Dulfi Al-Jabouri Dulfi Al-Jabouri ... Alex
Jacob Lohmann ... Torben (as Jakob Ulrik Lohmann)
Roland Møller ... Claus
B. Branco B. Branco ... Branco
Anis Alobaidi Anis Alobaidi ... Yasin
Brian Siva Brian Siva ... Hassan
Hamza Al-Jabouri Hamza Al-Jabouri ... Zaids far
Amany Turk Amany Turk ... Zaids mor
Marianne Mortensen Marianne Mortensen ... Helle
Joen Højerslev Joen Højerslev ... Anton
Christopher Læssø Christopher Læssø
Dya Josefine Hauch Dya Josefine Hauch ... 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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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Arabic

Release Date:

19 January 2017 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Darkland See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Dar Salim took kickboxing lessons in prep for the movie. He was trained by Lars Krusaa, the national coach of Denmark in Kickboxing. See more »

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Something new entirely to Danish cinematography, and WOW!
30 January 2017 | by oliverhoegjensenSee all my reviews

To start off: Watch this movie and support the film by going to the cinema to watch it or rent it - you will not be disappointed! I highly recommend catching it in the cinema.

All in all, this is a great movie within the genre of Danish gang related crime films. It has great acting, amazing music and sound effect design, beautiful cinematography and a plot that works on so many levels I would have never expected! What I expected was 'John Wick' meets Danish gangsters, which wouldn't have been bad, but what I got was so much more. This movie manages to establish a truly sensible love/hate relationship through powerful scenes and dialogues and then continues to use this to its advantage. There are hints at many different things in the plot, which are a delight to discover and think about as afterthought.

I would say 10/10, but I am deducting a star for just a few handful of scenes and dialogues that seemed off and got the movie off to a bit of a slow start. Had they not been there, this movie would have been a perfect 10/10 and maybe the best of its kind within the genre from Denmark of all time. It arguably still is.

TLDR; 'Underverden' is a classic revenge movie, as summarized in the plot description, but it is also much, much more than that!


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