Original Title: Hævnen
Writers: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen
Main Cast: Michael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen
Actor Mikael Persbrandt will attend the festival
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.
In A Better World Dir. Susanne Bier
- 119 mins
17:00 Mon 19 Nov 2012 Set Theatre €5 Buy Now
21:45 Wed 21 Nov 2012 Set Theatre €8/€7 Buy Now
18:45 Sat 24 Nov 2012 Watergate Theatre €10/€9 Buy Now
The Bottom Line:
Susanne Bier’s masterpiece rightly won an Oscar in 2011 and this film is already regarded as a classic. Do yourself a favour and make time to see this one. Swedish actor, Mikael Persbrandt shines.