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In A Better World

Director: Susanne Bier

Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen (story, script), Susanne Bier (story)

Cast: Mikael Persbrandt,

Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk Juel Nielsen,

Markus Rygaard 

Duration: 1h 58min

Language: Danish, Swedish, English, Arabic

Country: Denmark / Sweden

Cert: 15

Year: 2010

Winner of the 2011 Oscar & Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Film, IN A BETTER WORLD is a gripping drama about revenge and the power of forgiveness from internationally acclaimed director Susanne Bier (After The Wedding, The Night Manager).


From a war-torn refugee camp to the deceptively idyllic Danish countryside, two fragile worlds are inextricably linked by conflict and violence. Anton is a doctor whose work bridges the divide between these two dramatically contrasted lands and who must confront an unavoidable moral dilemma. His son Elias, the victim of school bullies, forms a friendship with the troubled Christian, but this soon transforms into a dangerous alliance.  


IN A BETTER WORLD is a powerhouse piece of filmmaking that asks demanding questions about violence and the difficulty of ‘turning the other cheek’.

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Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards 2011
Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Awards 2011

“a master storyteller" ★★★★ Critics' Choice Time Out

“wonderful" ★★★★★
Marie Claire

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