Such a beautifully made film, with incredible sensitivity to human motives, emotion and circumstance. Wonderfully acted too. It won Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language film, European Film Award for best Director and several others - and I would say they were all well deserved.
This is a great little flick from Denmark, a country with an excellence in film making. It is set in Denmark and Africa, winning an Oscar for best foreign drama in 2011 or 2010. The story revolves around two kids and their families. It is partly in English but mostly in Danish with subtitles. Don't let the subtitles put you off, because a film like this is unmissable. Susanne Bier the Danish director is also a person to look out for on her way to the top!
I bought the DVD without noticing that I have already watched the film on TV, but no regret whatsoever, as it is a film worth watching again. A very touching plot, beautifully acted and filmed. Loved the contrast between the Northern European landscape and that of Africa. A moving story which I have no hesitation in recommending it to all cinema lovers. If you don't mind subtitles, you'd enjoy it.
Wonderful film. The acting was perfect. I think it is unfair of one reviewer to say the Africa part was irrelevant. I think it was all relevant. It shows that wherever you are everyone is fighting their own battle and it was dealt with beautifully.
Sometimes it needs a film like this to give you a jolt to thinking things through. Is revenge sweet? Are children innately good? Is turning the other cheek always the right thing to do? What is the tipping point?