Shorta
  • Directors(s)

    Frederik Louis Hviid

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Crime, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    108m

  • Cast

    Jacob Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat

Film

Shorta

strong bloody violence, threat, racism, language, sexual threat

SHORTA is a Danish crime action film in which two police officers find themselves trapped in a maze of apartment buildings after a routine patrol ends in civil unrest in the wake of a death in custody.

  • Directors(s)

    Frederik Louis Hviid

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Crime, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    108m

  • Cast

    Jacob Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat

There is use of discriminatory language often accompanied by threat and violence. There are scenes in which police stop and search young Middle Eastern men without probable cause and call them 'ragheads'. There are discriminatory comments about Romani people who police refer to as 'gypsies'. The discriminatory behaviour and language that features is condemned by other characters and not endorsed by the film as a whole.
There is use of strong language ('f**k') and use of milder terms ('whore', 'bitch', 'prick', 'crap', 'dickhead', 'balls', 'shit', 'piss', 'ass', 'son of a bitch', 'damn', 'hell', 'Jesus', Christ', 'God').
There is a scene of sexual humiliation in which a police officer forces a teenager to stand in his underwear during a stop and search before stretching the elastic of the boy's briefs and commenting on the size of his penis.
There are moments of strong threat in which people are shot at, have guns pointed at them, and are chased by rioters and a group of people on motorbikes.
There is a scene of strong bloody violence where a man stabs a dog in the side of the head after it attacks him. There is limited visual detail of the stabbing but the scene contains strong bloody images. Other scenes of strong violence include people being shot, hit with police batons, baseball bats, choked, beaten and kicked in the face.

  • Classified date

    01/04/2021

  • Language

    Danish