• Feature
  • 2020
  • 108 Minutes
  • Denmark
  • Language: Danish

The exact details of what took place while Talib Ben Hassi (19) was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers, Jens and Mike, are on routine patrol in Svalegården’s ghetto when news of Talib’s death comes in over the radio, igniting uncontrollable, pent-up rage in the ghetto’s youth, who lust for revenge. Suddenly, the two officers find themselves fair game and must fight tooth and claw to find a way out.

Director: Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm

Screenwriter: Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid

Production Company: Toolbox Film

Premier Status: National premiere



2020: Les Arcs European Film Festival POSTPONED-ONLINE!, Cineuropa Award/ Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Best Director, FIPRESCI AWARD/ Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival/ Stockholm International Film Festival/ Busan International Film Festival/ Warsaw International Film Festival/ Zürich Film Festival/ Venice International Week of Film Critics

2021: Rotterdam, International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid

Producer: Signe Leick Jensen, Morten Kaufmann

Editor: Anders Albjerg Kristiansen

Music: Martin Juel Dirkov

Sound: Morten Green, Kasper Janus Rasmussen

DOP / Camera: Jacob Møller

Cast: Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat, Dulfi Al-Jabouri


Frederik Louis Hviid

Director. Born 25/6 1988. Graduated as director from the alternative Danish film school Super16 in 2016.During his years at Super16 Hviid directed the short films ‘Adil’s War’ (2014), ‘King’ (2015) and ‘Halfman’ (2016). Hviid made his feature film debut with ‘Shorta’ (2020), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Anders Ølholm. He also served as an episode director on ‘Follow the Money’ season three


Anders Ølholm

Screenwriter, director. Born 15/6 1983. Graduated as scriptwriter from
the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. Ølholm wrote the scripts for the superhero trilogies ‘Antboy’ (2013), ‘Antboy 2’ (2014) and ‘Antboy 3’ (2016) and for the feature film ‘Flow’ (2014). ‘Shorta’ (2020) is his feature film debut as a director. He co-wrote and co-directed the film with Frederik Louis Hviid.

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