Sons of Denmark review – conspiracy thriller takes a shocking turn

A misjudged scene depicting an acid attack fatally undermines this drama about radicalisation and anti-Muslim nationalism

Sons of Denmark is the debut feature of Danish director Ulaa Salim, drawing on his observations of that country as the child of Iraqi-born parents. It is a strange film and, having found it initially engaging and even quite exciting, I came away with a strange taste in my mouth.

This is a conspiracy thriller with a plot that takes you to unexpected places. But it doesn’t live up to the (high) expectations engendered by its opening act – and then the film simply left me behind with a crassly violent and questionably conceived acid-attack scene, targeted at a woman, there to facilitate a revenge flourish that does not close down the narrative in any satisfactory way.

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Source: theguardian
Sons of Denmark review – conspiracy thriller takes a shocking turn