I found this a quietly riveting film with some especially sterling acting. An air of mystery surrounded its soundtrack and direction and I found the bond between the two young boys tenable and touching.
Whilst the African scenario is interesting, it takes second billing for me. The elements surrounding family trust and time and love given was fascinating and well done. Bullying, in several forms, whether brutal and un-policed, as in Africa, or in a Scandinavian school or within society itself and its repercussions thereafter were explored well and worked nicely.
I cannot readily compare it to any film I know of; that is refreshing in itself and had me hooked from start to end. In A Better World can be enjoyed and appreciated by a wide audience and not just those of us who are into World Cinema.