In a Better World (Hævnen)
- Denmark / Sweden
- Directed by: Susanne Bier
- Written by: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen
- Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen
- Language: Danish, Swedish, English, Arabic
This Oscar winning melodrama juxtaposes the brutalities of experiences of a Swedish surgeon Anton (Persbrandt) in an African refugee camp with those of his son Elias (Rygaard) who is being badly bullied at school. When Elias is befriended by a new student at school the line between tormentors and tormented begins to be blurred.
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Reviews & features
In a Better World (Hævnen)15 Aug 2011
Oscar-winning, powerfully acted work that loses its way
(15) 117min The winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the digitally shot In a Better World is another of director Suzanne Bier’s emotionally intense male melodramas, scripted by her regular collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen. It begins…
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