Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: In a Better World

Danish director Susanne Bier has rightfully claimed a place as one of the best and most important voices of international cinema. She has collaborated with Lars von Trier and Benicio del Toro, had films remade by Hollywood (Brothers), been nomination for two Academy Awards, winning this past February for this sober, but compelling, examination on violence and family. In a Better World may be one of the most old-fashioned pieces of filmmaking you’ll see this year, but that doesn’t make it any less fascinating as it wields a dramatic left-hook to the gut.

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1 comment:

BRENTON said...

So pleased you have reviewed 'In A Better World' One of the best cinema experiences I have had for a long time.
An oh so powerful view of 'revenge' and the consequences of it! So much food for thought in this film, especially that our actions need to be very carefully considered in regard to others. Should be shown to teenagers across the world!
The cast were superb and I must mention the soundtrack which I thought truly enhanced this extraordinary journey.