A young couple are looking forward to their wedding when an accident befalls them. You think your biggest problem today is going to get the shopping done and suddenly your fiancé gets run over. It''s like a blade into your life, for better and for worse. The ''worse'' is the event as it takes place; the ''better'' is what happens afterwards.
What happens when fate suddenly snaps its fingers and turns life upside down at a stroke. This is the central question director Susanne Bier poses and attempts to answer in her first feature made according to the Dogme rules. "Open Hearts" is a film about the promises we cannot keep and the life we cannot plan. A film about life, true love and the responsibility for the people we love.