Shorta

Local title
Shorta, võmm
Original title
Shorta
Director
Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm
Country
Denmark
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
MIDNIGHT SHIVERS
Genre
/mängufilm/

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 in a fair game and must fight tooth and claw to find a way out.

The action thriller "Shorta" offers much more than high tension and fast-paced chases. The directors Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid take a differentiated look at global police violence and uncover institutional xenophobia.

A mix of stylised genre cinema and socially critical commentary that could not be more urgent.

Director
Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm
Screenwriter
Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid
Cast
Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat, Dulfi Al-Jabouri
Producer
Signe Leick Jensen, Morten Kaufmann
DoP
Jacob Møller
Editor
Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Runtime
Language
Danish

Screenings

Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening031206 / Shorta, võmm
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening045006 / Shorta, võmm
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening170203 / Shorta, võmm
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration