IN A BETTER WORLD

HÆVNEN

By Susanne BIER

SPAFAX UK - as REP

Drama - Completed 2010

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.

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& Awards

Abu Dhabi FF 2010
Narrative Feature Competition
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010
EurAsia Jury Prize for Best Actor
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • DENMARK
    • Languages
    • DANISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Susanne BIER
    • Writer(s)
    • Anders Thomas JENSEN, Susanne BIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Sisse GRAUM JØRGENSEN (Zentropa)
    • Synopsis
    • 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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