The Danish thriller DARKLAND proves to be a popular sell abroad

The Danish thriller Darkland has been sold to numerous international territories by TrustNordisk at the European Film Market last month, Variety reports.

TrustNordisk sold the film to Germany and Austria (Tele München Fernseh GmbH), France, French-speaking Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco (Swift Production), Latin America (California Filmes) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery). Darkland has already been picked up by StudioCanal for the U.K. and Ireland, Gaga for Japan, Euromedia for Turkey and DD Dream for China. Scanbox has already released the film in the Scandinavian countries.

Darkland tells the story of Zaid (Dar Salim), a successful surgeon who has it all. When his brother is murdered, he sets off to avenge his murder by bringing down all the criminal gangs in Copenhagen. Stine Fischer Christensen, Roland Møller and Dulfi Al-Jabouri also star in the film.

The film is directed by Fenar Ahmad, who made his feature debut in 2014 with Flow, which competed at CPH:PIX and earned a Bodil Awards nomination.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.