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2011 Oscar & Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, In A Better World is a gripping and beautifully constructed human drama about revenge and the power of forgiveness from acclaimed director Susanne Bier (After The Wedding).
From the confines of a refugee camp in Africa, to the deceptively idyllic suburban life of two families in Denmark, Susanne Bier expertly paints a portrait of two fragile worlds inextricably linked by conflict and violence and the hard choices struggling to be made for life in a better world.
Anton is a doctor who
commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness.
Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian's mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death.
Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.
- Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Wil Johnson, Ulrich Thomsen, Eddy Kimani, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Emily Mulaya, Markus Rygaard, Trine Dyrholm, Gabriel Muli, June Waweru, Mary Ndoku Mbai, Dynah Bereket, Elsebeth Steentoft & Satu Helena Mikkelin
- Director Susanne Bier
- Certificate 15 years and over
- Year 2010
- Languages Danish
- Subtitles English
- Duration 1 hour and 59 minutes (approx)