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In a Better World (Hævnen) (2010)

In a Better World
7.3 Rating
(141 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Wil Johnson

Wil Johnson

Najeeb
Eddy Kimani

Eddy Kimani

Patient
Emily Mulaya

Emily Mulaya

Sygeplejerske
Gabriel Muli

Gabriel Muli

Læge
June Waweru

June Waweru

Sygeplejerske
Dynah Bereket

Dynah Bereket

Gammel dame


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Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen

(screenplay)
Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier

(story)


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In a Better World

4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 4 2:02
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Moral dilemmas, even age-old ones, won't ever get old in cinema, because they easily provide one of the central elements that all films must have: conflict. If you've got a moral quandary, and you've got one character who leans in one direction, and another character who leans in the opposite direction, you've at least got the potential for a solid plot. The issue in controversy in IN A BETTER WOR... read more

A very good movie

1 year, 2 months ago at Jun 11 21:07
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I always had a weak spot for Scandinave movies and Susanne Bier must be one of the best Danish directors at work nowadays so I was definitely eager to check this movie, especially since it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Eventually, Bier delivered once again a very strong drama and probaby one of her best movies so far. Once again, her directing was quite beautifu... read more
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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 26 August 2010
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A very good movie

“I always had a weak spot for Scandinave movies and Susanne Bier must be one of the best Danish directors at work nowadays so I was definitely eager to check this movie, especially since it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Eventually, Bier delivered once again a very strong drama and probaby one of her best movies so far. Once again, her directing was quite beautiful and she managed to get some very good performances from her cast, especially from those two boys who were both quite impressive. Indeed, the relationship between those teenagers was the best thing in this flick, how they were both messed up for some reasons, how they bond with each other and how they got into some massive trouble together. To be honest, the other storylines didn’t work very we” read more

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In a Better World

“Moral dilemmas, even age-old ones, won't ever get old in cinema, because they easily provide one of the central elements that all films must have: conflict. If you've got a moral quandary, and you've got one character who leans in one direction, and another character who leans in the opposite direction, you've at least got the potential for a solid plot. The issue in controversy in IN A BETTER WORLD is one we've seen, heard of and talked about a dozen times: if someone is physically or emotionally aggressive towards you, should you try to deal with them civilly, or should you just let your animal instincts dominate you and allow you to become physically aggressive towards the offender? Ancient as the question may be, IN A BETTER WORLD is anything but trite, because it examines that questio” read more

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