In a Better World
- Original title
Hævnen (Civilization) (In a Better World)
- Running time
- 110 min.
Anders Thomas Jensen
William Jøhnk Nielsen,
Toke Lars Bjarke,
Satu Helena Mikkelinen
Co-production Denmark-Sweden; Det Danske Filminstitut / Radio (DR) / Film Fyn / Film I Väst / Memfis Film / Nordisk Film / SVT / Svenska Filminstitutet / Filmek Trollhättan / Zentropa Productions
Drama | Africa. Teen/coming-of-age. Bullying
- Synopsis / Plot
- In a nation at war in Africa, Anton, a Danish doctor, is working on a humanitarian mission in a refugee camp. His wife is left alone for long periods in Denmark with their son Elia, who is bullied by his classmates. Then a new classmate arrives, Christian, a boy who, after the death of his mother, has grown up alone with his father. This boy transforms all his pain into violence and Elia is immediately drawn by his strong personality. The friendship between the two boys becomes a dangerous game of revenge and rage that will call Anton’s ideals into doubt and shake the lives of both families.
: Academy Award: Oscar Best Foreign Language Film
: Golden Globes Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
: Seville Film Festival: Best Direction, Best Screenplay
: Rome Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award
: European Film Awards: Best Director. 5 nominations
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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