In a Better World


In a Better World
A provocative film that explores the difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness, In a Better World follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Bullied at school, Elias is defended by Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother's death. So when the two become involved in an act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, it's their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy. In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles.

114 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Mikael Persbrandt, Wil Johnson, Ulrich Thomsen, Eddy Kimani, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Emily Mulaya, Markus Rygaard
Director
Susanne Bier
ScreenplayAnders Thomas Jensen
MusicJohan Söderqvist
CinematographyMorten Søborg
EditingPernille Bech Christensen, Morten Egholm
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2010
Produced byA consortium of Scandanavian companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent, strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, moderate, bloody, gory, impactful, imitiable behaviour
PrejudiceInfrequent, mild
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconSusanne Bier , interrogates issues of pain, empathy and forgiveness, but provides no answer
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote icon'Better World' marks Bier's return to form
10
Box Office
Steve Ramos quote iconIn terms of subtlety and confidence, In a Better World reveals a master filmmaker at full stride. For Bier's longtime fans, it feels as if there is nothing she cannot do. For audiences experiencing her work for the first time, they are in for a real thrill.
15
Metacritic.com
29 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
112 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIn a Better World is a sumptuous melodrama that tackles some rather difficult existential and human themes.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13

What the People say

Internet
9121 Netizens quote iconAn astonishing achievement
15

Average .. 69%

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