In a Better World

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language.
Released on:
April 1, 2011 (limited)

Sony Classics

Status: Released

This film is Also Known As:
"Civilization" & "Hævnen"

Ulrich Thomsen, Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Toke Lars Bjarke

Director: Susanne Bier

Screenwriter: Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian's mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.
Rated R for violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language.

Project Timeline:
May 20, 2010: Distributor: Sony Classics
Jan. 28, 2011: Release Date: April 1, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $33,058 (4 theaters) |
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