From the confines of a refugee camp in Africa, to the deceptively idyllic suburban life of two families in Denmark, Susanne Bier expertly paints a portrait of two fragile worlds inextricably linked by conflict and violence and the hard choices struggling to be made for life in a better world.
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.
This 2011 Oscar & Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film is a gripping and beautifully constructed human drama about revenge and the power of forgiveness.
Verdict: A great start to the New Year’s releases and one not to miss! ****