The Resource In a better world, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Zentropa Entertainment presents ; in co-production with Memfis Film International ; director, Susanne Bier, (videorecording)

In a better world, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Zentropa Entertainment presents ; in co-production with Memfis Film International ; director, Susanne Bier, (videorecording)

Label
In a better world
Title
In a better world
Statement of responsibility
a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Zentropa Entertainment presents ; in co-production with Memfis Film International ; director, Susanne Bier
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • dan
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Two Danish schoolchildren -- one meek and unassertive, the other angry and vengeance-prone -- forge a friendship with ugly consequences in this cautionary tale from director Susanne Bier. The story opens with physician Anton (Mikael Persbrandt), working abroad in a Kenyan hospital, where he's routinely treating female victims of a psychotic thug known as Big Man (Evans Muthini). Anton himself suffers from a dysfunctional home life, given his emotional estrangement from his wife (Trine Dyrholm), and his desire to set a positive example for son Elias (Markus Rygaard) -- the physician longs to mend both relationships but finds this difficult given his frequent absenteeism. Meanwhile, another family suffers from equally grave issues: Claus (Ulrich Thomsen) and his son, Christian (William Jh̜nk Juels Nielsen), move from London back to their home country of Denmark; Claus is still reeling from his late wife's recent death from cancer, and father and son find it more and more difficult to connect with another. But Christian has much deeper issues than simple filial alienation -- an almost pathological addiction to retribution that manifests itself in a knife-wielding attempt to protect new friend Elias from a local bully. Elias and Christian become fast companions, but as they do, it draws out a level of rage in both boys that threatens to culminate in shocking, terroristic levels of violence
Awards note
Academy Award winner, Best foreign language film ; Golden Globe winner, Best foreign language film
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Composer, Johan Söderquist ; director of photography, Morten Søborg ; edited by Pernille Bech Christensen, Morten Egholm
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
  • French and Danish dialogue; English and French subtitles
  • Closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Mikael Persbrandt, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Camilla Gottlieb, Wil Johnson, Eddie Kimani, Emily Mulaya, Gabriel Muli
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1972-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Wil
  • Kimani, Eddie
  • Mulaya, Emily
  • Muli, Gabriel
  • Persbrandt, Mikael
  • Thomsen, Ulrich
  • Dyrholm, Trine
  • Gottlieb, Camilla
  • Bier, Susanne
  • Zentropa Entertainments (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
119
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Widowers
  • Families
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, Danish
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Denmark
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
In a better world, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Zentropa Entertainment presents ; in co-production with Memfis Film International ; director, Susanne Bier, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396387614
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
38761
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00225502
  • lwk00003214
  • 222504
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital 5.1 stereo ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
In a better world, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Zentropa Entertainment presents ; in co-production with Memfis Film International ; director, Susanne Bier, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396387614
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
38761
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00225502
  • lwk00003214
  • 222504
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital 5.1 stereo ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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