In A Better World | Hævnen

2010 | 119 minutes | Drama, Romance
3.9 out of 5 stars

Director: Susanne Bier
Written by: Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay), Susanne Bier (story), Anders Thomas Jensen (story), Per Nielsen (supervising writer)
Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Wil Johnson, Eddy Kimani, Emily Mulaya

Anton works as a doctor for an aid organisation, commuting between a refugee camp in Africa and his home in Denmark, where he has two young sons. He has let his beloved wife Marianne, and they are now trying to get used to a life without each other.

Meanwhile, Anton’s 10-year-old son Elijah becomes friends with the new kid, Christian. This unusual friendship soon evolves into a disturbing alliance that threatens to destroy the village idyll forever.

In A Better World is a tale of people trying to do good and who constantly have to turn the other cheek until only the thirst for vengeance remains.