In A Better World

In A Better World

In A Better World

Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Danish drama from director Susanne Bier (After the Wedding, Brothers), following the lives of two Danish families, stretching from a refugee camp in Suden to a Danish provincial town.

In war-torn Sudan, physician Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) confronts a steady stream of tragedy and loss. Back home in Denmark, his estranged wife, Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), is concerned about their eldest son, Elias, who is picked on mercilessly. When new kid Christian arrives in class, he and Elias bond over a mutual hatred of the school bully. Surly and vicious since the loss of his mother, Christian is hardening into a rigid and ferocious manifestation of masculinity. His heartbroken father, Claus (Ulrich Thomsen), is finding it impossible to cope with Christian’s behaviour...

Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
2010Rating: NR, for violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language119 minsDenmark, SwedenEnglish, Danish, Swedish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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In A Better World / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A powerful contempo drama exploring behavioral connections between episodes of schoolyard bullying at home and escalating tribal violence abroad

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Family matters in Denmark...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Another richly layered examination of family dynamics and those ever-tricky lines of human communication, In a Better World represents a return to accomplished form for Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier.

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