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FILM: IN A BETTER WORLD (DON’T PANIC AUGUST 2011)

Still glittering from its golden Oscar and Golden Globe wins for Best Foreign Language Film 2010, In A Better World is a gripping Danish drama exploring the themes of justice, forgiveness and masculine violence within suburban Denmark and an African refugee camp. We talk to director Susanne Bier to find out more.

I understand that you and [writer] Anders Thomas Jensen wanted to make a film challenging the common perception of Denmark as a peaceful, harmonious country – is that the case?

That’s correct, yes. There’s this notion that we’re extremely peaceful, and removed from anything bad happening in the world – that we can pretend it’s of no concern to us. We wanted to address that. As human beings, we are much more similar than we are different. Read the rest of this entry