After what has been described as a ‘disastrous’ year for Danish films at the box office, 2017 is off to a good start with Darkland ranking first at the local box office.
Directed by Fenar Ahmad, Darkland follows Zaid (Dar Salim), a successful surgeon who has it all. After his brother passes away, he sets off to avenge the murder and brings down the criminal gangs of Copenhagen. But Zaid’s persistent battle results in serious consequences for himself and his family, including his pregnant girlfriend.
Released by Scanbox Entertainment, Darkland opened with an estimated 387,000 Euros from 43,000 tickets sold.
Ahmad’s previous film, Flow, competed at CPH:PIX and was nominated at the Bodil Awards.
TrustNordisk handles international sales and has already closed deals, including Studiocanal in the U.K., Gaga in Japan, DD Dream in China and Euromedia in Turkey. TrustNordisk will unveil further deals in Berlin.
Keep an eye out for our interview with Fenar Ahmad in the March issue of Cinema Scandinavia, due for release on the 24th of February.