• In a Better World (2011)

In a Better World

Release Date: April 1st, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2011

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

Production Co: Zentropa Entertainments

Keywords: Dark, Tense, Friend, Friendship, 2010s, Son, Wife, Doctor, Emotional, Revenge, Growing up, Engaging, School, Rivalry, Father


Winner Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Actress
Bodil Awards (2011)
Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Award (2011)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language