The trailer for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar-nominee In a Better World has gone online. Directed by Susanne Bier (After the Wedding), the film follows Anton (Mikael Persbrandt), a doctor working in an African village, and Christian (William Jøhnk Nielsen), a disturbed young boy who has recently lost his mother and befriended Anton’s son Elias (Markus Rygaard). I caught the film at Sundance and while it had some impressive performance and cinematography, it ultimately left me cold. You can click here to read my full review.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. In a Better World opens in limited release on April 1st.
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Here’s the official synopsis for 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. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian’s mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.