The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. 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. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake. Susanne Bier’s new feature film is a drama about the destruction of the idyll and the personal choice between revenge and pacifism.
Festivals: Rome 2010, SThessaloniki 2010, Toronto 2010, Tallinn 2010, Sarajevo 2010, Rio de Janeiro 2010
Awards: The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - Oscar 2011, The Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film - Golden Globes, Audience Award - Rome 2010, Best Actor (Mikael Persbrandt) - Tallinn 2010