In A Better World – My Movie Pick For April 1, 2011

Here is a film, I know may be a hardcore recommend for April fools day opening, but based the list of sillies, I think I prefer to be thoroughly entertained while giving my mind the mental stimulation it so needs, after a hard days work.

Anyway, the film is In A Better World and finally it hits the US theatres for our viewing pleasure. I must warn you the contents are harsh and brutal and perhaps is best suited for adult audience. The synopsis is as follows (based on moviefone.com)

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.

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