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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) is a doctor who travels frequently between his home in Denmark and a refugee camp in Africa. His domestic life is complicated by the fact that he and his wife, Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), are experiencing marital strife and his son, Elias (Markus Rygaard), is a victim of school bullying. When a new boy, whose mother recently died, moves to town and befriends Elias, it provides solace for both father and son. After a reckless act, however, things turn tragic.

Cast: Mikael Persbrandt , Trine Dyrholm , Ulrich Thomsen , Markus Rygaard , William Jøhnk Nielsen , Bodil Jørgensen , Elsebeth Steentoft , Martin Buch

Director: Susanne Bier

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

In a Better World (2010)

Release Date: April 1st, 2011|1 hr. 53 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An emotional powerhouse. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The film about violence and retribution is a tough piece of work, subtle in some ways, obvious in others, viscerally affecting throughout. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    World is grounded, offering up a rare case of well-earned hopefulness. show more

  • April 19, 2011 ksharlan
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    great movie

  • April 08, 2011 thevisitor967
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    One of the best films of the year. Everything is top notch: the acting, writing and directing. It\'s a film about revenge, and how far we should go when someone takes advantage of us. This film definitely deserved the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Highly recommended.

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New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of August 30: 'In a Better World ' and 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family'

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Harley W. Lond on Aug 30th, 2011 7:00AM

Oh, it's the dog days of summer, alright, with only a few notable theatrical releases making their mark on DVD this week. In fact, the top pick this week is 'In a Better World,' director Susanne...

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