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In a Better World

Susanne Bier, Denmark, 2010

119 min.DK/Feature

The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Hævnen
Other titles Danish feature films - selection, In a Better World
Director Susanne Bier
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Director of Photography Morten Søborg
Editor Pernille Bech Christensen, Morten Egholm
Sound Allan Holmberg
Composer Johan Söderqvist
Production designer Peter Grant
Casting Line Kromann, Leo Davis, Lissy Holm, Jette Termann, Lene Seested
Appearances Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Mikael Persbrandt, Markus Rygaard
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English,Swedish
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 3240, 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 26.08.2010
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Glostrup Bio, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner, Vanløse Bio samt 63 biografer i provinsen.
DFI subsidy 60 / 40 støtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Susanne Bier
Assistant director Joakim Höglund
Assistant director Henrik Henziger
Continuity Susanne Falck
Casting Line Kromann
Casting: children Jette Termann
Casting Leo Davis
Casting Lissy Holm
Casting Jette Termann
Casting Lene Seested
Extras coordinator Anne Magnér
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk
Children coordinator Karoline Schade
Dialogue coach Kim Rømer
Research Camilla Brem
PA to director Britta Hansen
PA to director Helene Bester
2nd assistant director Ezekiel Onyango
3rd assistant director Steve Mukora
Casting: Kenya Jenny Juma
Casting: Kenya Tonny Rimwah
Extras coordinator: Kenya Tonny Rimwah
Dialect coach: Kenya Yoyo Vetch

Script

Translation Gabriel Bier Gislason
Translation: Kenya Mette Fryland
Script Anders Thomas Jensen

Production

Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Co-producer Anna Anthony
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Peter Garde
Associate producer Charlotte Pedersen
Creative producer Vinca Wiedemann
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Consulting producer Per Nielsen
Production manager Ingrid Kofoed
Production coordinator Søren Frimodt-Møller
Location scout Kenneth Berg
Post Producer Anne Katrine Andersen
Post-production assistant Line Plougsbæk
Production assistant Mikkel Damkiær Pedersen
Producer's assistant Sidsel Hybschmann
Producer's assistant Louise Sun Palmkvist Hansen
Location scout: Funen Claus Nielsen
Location scout: Funen Anne Magnér
P.A. to Susanne Bier Britta Hansen
Production manager: Kenya Ida Marie Harder Jeppesen
Production assistant: Kenya Katrin Pors
Service producer: Kenya Jenny Pont
Production coordinator: Kenya Kenya Maggie Wanjiru
Production assistant: Kenya Wambui "One-Boy" Kairo
Production assistant: Kenya Nairobi Yusuf Duale
Unit manager: Kenya Joyce Nyambura
Unit manager assistant: Kenya Bernard "Bobo" Safari
Location manager: Kenya Robin Hollister
Assistant location manager: Kenya Charles Munene

Cinematography

2nd cinematographer Jacob Marlow
Focus puller Xaver Gringer
1st assistant camera Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner
Video assistant Derek Gilbert Zacho
Key grip Jens Fraek Poulsen
DIT Lars Krogsgaard
DIT Michael Tøt
Film recording Lars "Lalo" Werner
Film recording Henning Lind Eriksen
Video assistant: Kenya Bonnie Katei
Genny operator: Kenya Harun Mbochi
Key grip: Kenya John Tera
Key grip: Kenya Suleiman Wafula
Cinematography Morten Søborg

Stills

Stills Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jacob Marlow
Best boy Mads Køngerskov
Assistant lighting technician Jonas Madsen
Assistant lighting technician Magnus Christian Hansen
Assistant lighting technician Ivan Molina Carmona
Assistant lighting technician Jens Lund Larsen
Best boy: Kenya George Mbugua

Editing

Assistant editor Daniel Bredgaard
Assistant editor Carla Luffe Heintzelmann
Additional editing Peter Schultz
Editing Pernille Bech Christensen
Editing Morten Egholm

Music

Musical consultant Pernille Bech Christensen
Music Johan Söderqvist

Production design

Property master Mathias Holmgreen
Set decorator Lene Ejlersen
Set dresser Jakob Drost Holm
Set dresser Christian Ottesen
Models Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Art director: Kenya Naia Barrenechea
Set dresser: Kenya Joannah Stutchbury
Property assistant: Kenya Chelagat Lebor
Production design Peter Grant

Wardrobe

Costumes: Kenya Sophie Oprisanu
Costume coordinator: Kenya Sarah Owiny
Costume assistant: Kenya Stephanie Nossim
Costume assistant: Kenya Joseph Kalui Mwangangi
Costume assistant: Kenya Abdulram Mohammed
Wardrobe Louize Nissen
Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen

Makeup

Makeup artist Daniel Parker
Makeup artist Rikke Adamsen
SFX makeup Daniel Parker
SFX makeup Morten Jacobsen
Makeup artist: Kenya Gillianne Obaso
Makeup assistant: Kenya Maureen Wanjiku
Makeup assistant: Kenya Lillyan Oyugi
Makeup Charlotte Laustsen

Sound

Sound engineer Eddie Simonsen
B-sound designer John Nielsen
B-sound designer Kasper Munck-Hansen
Sound engineer Anne Jensen
Assistant sound editor Lars Rasmussen
Foley artist Torben Greve
Ambience artist Pernille Bech Christensen
Sound assistant: Kenya Archie May Malowa
Sound Allan Holmberg

Special effects

SFX technician Christian Kitter
SFX technician Carl-Oscar Høimark
SFX technician Mark Hedegaard
SFX technician Søren Skov Haraldsted
SFX assistant Kim Asmussen
Safety coordinator Lothar Friis
Special effects Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

Digital colorist Peter Hjorth
Graphic design Karin Pihl Madsen
VFX supervisor Lars Dela
Visual effects Lars "Lalo" Werner
Online Simon Lytting
Grading Erik Eriksson
VFX assistant Erik Eriksson
Color timing Ejvind Bording
VFX coordinator Charlotte Sommer

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrechtsen
Stunt driver: Kenya Anwar Mushin
Stunt driver: Kenya Asad Anwar
Stunt Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Appearance

Claus Ulrich Thomsen
Marianne Trine Dyrholm
Anton Mikael Persbrandt
Elias, Anton og Mariannes søn Markus Rygaard
Christian, Claus' søn William Jøhnk Nielsen
Signe, Claus' mor Elsebeth Steentoft
Rektor Bodil Jørgensen
Niels, lærer på skolen Martin Buch
Hanne, lærer på skolen Anette Støvelbæk
Læge Wil Johnson
Læge Eddy Kimani
Sygeplejerske Emily Mglaya
Tolk Gabriel Muli
Patient Mary Hounu Moat
Patient June Waweru
Lars, mekaniker og far Kim Bodnia
Lars' søn Emil Nicolai Helms
Lars' kone Rikke Louise Andersson
Lars' makker Lars Kaalund
Politibetjent Jesper Lohmann
Polititbetjent Paw Henriksen
Mariannes kollega Birthe Neumann
Patient på hospitalet Preben Harris
Kriminalassistent Lars Bom
Socialrådgiver Tina Gylling Mortensen
Læge Stig Hoffmeyer
Løber Camilla Bendix
Appearance Mary Nduku Mbai
Appearance Dynah Bereket
Appearance Satu Helena Mikkelinen
Appearance Camilla Gottlieb
Appearance Simon Magaard Holm
Appearance Toke Lars Bjarke
Appearance Lucas O. Nyman
Appearance Godfrey Ojiambo
Appearance Evans Muthini
Appearance Ondiege Matthew
Appearance Nancy Akoth
Appearance Alberte Blichfeldt
Appearance Peter Flyvholm
Appearance Susanne Juhasz

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Honorary Award 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016
Best European Director 2011 Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2011
Best Actor 2011 Arctic Film Festival "Polar Lights" in Murmansk 2011
Oscar, Best Foreign Language Film 2011 Oscar Awards Foreign Language Film 2011
Bodil, Best Actress 2011 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2011
Nomination: Most Valuable Movie of the Year 2011 Berlin, Cinema for Peace 2011
Robert, Best Female Leading Actor 2011 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2011
Best Foreign Language Film 2010 Golden Globes 2010
Creative Excellence Award 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010
Best Director 2010 Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2010
Best Male Actor 2010 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010
Best Director 2010 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010
Best Screenplay 2010 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010
Marc'Aurelio Grand Jury Award 2010 Rome International Film Festival 2010
Marc’Aurelio Audience Award for Best Film 2010 Rome International Film Festival 2010

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Yerevan, Golden apricot Int. FF 2016-07-10
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29
Bangalore, Bengaluru Int. Film Festival 2012-12-20
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2012-11-20
Cinemateket 2012-06-05
Singapore EU-Film Festival 2012-05-10
Cinemateket 2011-11-15
Dushanbe, European Week 2011-10-30
Riga Baltic Pearl 2011-09-15
Sarajevo Film Festival 2011-07-22
FilmFyn A/S 2011-06-22
Shanghai International Film Festival 2011-06-11
Transilvania International Film Festival 2011-06-03
Arctic Film Festival "Polar Lights" in Murmansk 2011-05-24
Libertas Film Festival Dubrovnik 2011-04-11
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2011-04-02
Birds Eye View Film Festival 2011-03-08
Miami International Film festival 2011-03-04
Sofia International Film Festival 2011-03-04
Oscar Awards Foreign Language Film 2011-02-27
Belgrade International Film Festival 2011-02-25
Glasgow Film Festival 2011-02-17
Berlin, Cinema for Peace 2011-02-14
Perth International Arts Festival 2011-02-11
Sundance Film Festival 2011-01-20
Golden Globes 2010-12-14
Kerala International Film Festival 2010-12-10
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010-12-03
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2010-11-22
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010-11-19
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010-11-05
Rome International Film Festival 2010-10-28
Abu Dhabi Middle East International FF 2010-10-14
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010-10-01
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2010-09-23
Toronto International Film Festival 2010-09-09
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