A better world

A new family drama from Denmark
Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm and Markus Rygaard
Directed by Susanne Bier

The Danes aren't exactly the kings of comedy. Anything that comes out of Northern Europe ("land of the vikings" to the Happy Madison set) is, shall we say, meditative: tortured characters reach a crossroad and, resorting to no new elements or people for assistance, are forced to make a major improvement to their lot in life after facing an impasse. Susanne Bier (Things we lost in the fire) is just ... more >