The official word: Winner of this year’s Academy Award® and Golden Globe® for Best Foreign Language Film, In a Better World, directed by Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire, After the Wedding), will be released on a 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on August 30, 2011 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Set in Sudan’s refugee camps and in a little Danish provincial town, this compelling and thought-provoking film from Sony Pictures Classics follows two families who cross paths and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. The In A Better World Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will be available for an SLP of $45.99. Special features on the release will include deleted scenes, a commentary with Director Susanne Bier and Editor Pernille Bech Christensen and an interview with Director Susanne Bier.
In addition to its Oscar and Golden Globe wins, In a Better World was an official selection of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won the Marc’ Aurelio Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Best Film at the 2010 Rome International Film Festival.
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.
BD/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
Commentary with Director Susanne Bier and Editor Pernille Bech Christensen
Interview with Susanne Bier