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1h 48m Action, Crime 2021

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.

What the critics say….

“Assault on Precinct 13’ meets ‘Training Day’ in gripping Danish cop movie. Two cops face a proverbial trial by fire when anti-police protest leave them exposed and outnumbered in this smart, non-stop thriller… a relentless adrenaline rush for all who watch.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

“Danish thriller gets heart pumping – two cops are stranded in hostile territory when an act of police brutality triggers a riot in this slick action film.….classic and supremely effective behind-enemy-lines movie” - Wendy Ide, Observer

“Taking its name (Shorta) from the Arab word for “police”, this Danish thriller tackles systemic racism and brutality among Copenhagen cops. First-time directors Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Olholm drop us straight into the action with crisp cinematography and no-nonsense dialogue” - Matt Glasby Radio Times


Anders Ølholm


Arabic, Danish






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