Abdul, 19, is the most promising boxing talent in Denmark. He is working his way up through the ranks with former world champion Mikkel Kessler as a manager ¿ and hero. In the club Abdul is a boxer, but outside he is struggling to gain footing. Pressured by religion, family and the expectations of others, he is constantly afraid to be a disappointment to everyone who trusts him, especially his father. A coming-of-age story, the film explores with great sensitivity a young man¿s inner conflicts and his deepest feelings as they develop in a heavily masculine environment.
Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen is a graduate from the independent film school Super16. He has directed several shorts, documentaries and commercials. He is co-owner of the production company Green Copenhagen.