Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In a Better World
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: Two outcast school boys (William Johnk Juels Nielsen & Markus Rygaard) begin to retaliate against the violence and injustice of their assaulters and it goes too far.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Johnk Juels Nielsen, Markus Rygaard, Bodil Jorgensen, Toke Lars Bjarke, Simon Maafaard Holm, Odiege Matthew, Elsebeth Steentoft, Anette Stovelbek, Kim Bodnia, Martin Buch
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. As is the case with most of Susanne Bier's films, you have to have a strong stomach and a fair amount of patience to endure it, but if you can, you will find you have a lot of respect for how angry she makes you feel.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: Susanne Bier doesn't believe in humor.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: Cry for a better world maybe. But mostly, it will inspire you not to have children, because they are the ones who will have to live in this one.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: I predict that it will win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, last year.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: If the Academy really felt compelled to nominate kids for acting awards, these are the ones they should've nominated. Both Markus Rygaard and William Johnk Juels Nielsen blow Hailee Steinfeld out of the water. And if their characters had met her in a swimming pool, they probably would've done it literally.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Susanne Bier is one of the original Dogme 95 crew, and 16 years since that Danish filmmaking philosophy was founded, she hasn't seemed to veer too much from it. Some of the rules she still follows are: shooting solely on location and hand held. One of the rules she no longer follows is: The director must not be credited.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: Intense, vicious, and true to how quickly sorrow, depression and desperation can turn even the most average of us into destructive psychopaths.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: In a Better World Trailer
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