IN A BETTER WORLD

By Susanne Bier

FACTS

Title: IN A BETTER WORLD
Original title: HÆVNEN
Director: Susanne Bier
Producers: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Michael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen
Genre: Drama
Duration: 113 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
Scriptwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen
Cinematographer: Morten Søborg
Production year: 2010
Editor: Morten Egholm, Pernille Bech Christensen
Local release: 26-08-2010

The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake. Susanne Bier’s new feature film is a drama about the destruction of the idyll and the personal choice between revenge and pacifism.

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Festival overview

Rome International Film Festival
Awards: Marc'Aurelio Audience Award for Best film
2010-10-28

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Awards: Creative Excellence Award
2010-12-03

Tallinn Tarta, Black Nights FF
Awards: Best Male Actor
2010-11-19

Golden Globe
Awards: Best Foreign Language film
2010-12-14

 

Sevilla Festival De Cine
Awards: Best Director, Best Manuscript
2010-11-05

Goa International Film Festival
Awards: Best Director
2010-11-22

International Film Festival of India
Awards: Best Director
2010-11-22

Arctic Film Festival "Polar Lights"
Awards: Best Actor
2011-05-24

Abu Dhabi Middle East International Film Festival
2010-10-14

Belgrade International Film Festival
2011-02-25

Berlin - Cinema
2011-02-14

Bermuda International Film Festival
2011-03-18