In a Better World

In a Better World
In a Better World
  • R
  • 1h 58m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh78%
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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 this 2010 Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner for Best Foreign Film.
© 2010 2011 Zentropa Entertainments16 ApS. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh78%
Critics Consensus: In a Better World is a sumptuous melodrama that tackles some rather difficult existential and human themes.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

Bier's strength is storytelling and her ability to find actors to do those stories justice.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

I wished I liked it more. But, for all its good points, this film is a high-concept contrivance of...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Laurence Boyce
Fresh

A compelling coming-of-age story and an intriguing examination of notions of masculinity.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Fresh

True, the resolutions on offer seem conventionally pat, yet the tough questions stay with you in a...

June 22, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Amy Biancolli
Fresh

Susanne Bier's latest meditation on grief and the boundaries of family -- which won this year's fo...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 1, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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