From Director Susanne Bier (After the Wedding) comes a provocative film that explores the difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. In a Better World follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them.
Bullied at school, Elias is defended by Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother’s death. So when the two become involved in an act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, it’s their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy
Variety says of this 2010 Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner for Best Foreign Film, "there's no denying the sheer dramatic intensity Bier achieves," and the SFGate adds it is "viscerally affecting throughout." And now, thanks to our friends at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, we're giving away a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack for In a Better World!
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Horror auteur Ti West is back with another slow-burning throwback film sustaining the quality of his very successful previous effort, The House of the Devil. Slant writes, "The classic haunted-house story is probably the mustiest in the book, and West sets out to subvert it while also identifying how essential such conventions are to the form. His work has always been heavily referential, but it stands apart presently in the sense that those references are never handled ironically."