In a Better World (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance

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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.


  • Trine Dyrholm in In a Better World (2010)
  • Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen in In a Better World (2010)
  • Trine Dyrholm in In a Better World (2010)
  • Markus Rygaard and William Jøhnk Nielsen in In a Better World (2010)
  • Mikael Persbrandt in In a Better World (2010)

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Director Susanne Bier's fourth collaboration with screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen (following Open Hearts (2002), Brothers (2004) and After the Wedding (2006)), and the third time she has cast Ulrich Thomsen (after Credo (1997) and Brothers (2004)).


Christian: Can't wait until you back at school.
Elias: Me too.


In the first minutes of the movie, the white T-Shirt that Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) is wearing during the surgery of the little girl gets blood stained (at around 24 mins). When finished and outside the tent, the stain is much smaller and misplaced (at around 20 mins). When leaving on the small truck, the blood stain has moved once more (at around 50 mins).


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Drama | Romance


Release Date:

26 August 2010


Danish, Swedish, English, Arabic

Country of Origin

Denmark, Sweden

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$33,058 (USA) (3 April 2011)


$1,008,098 (USA)

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