A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
|Release Date||:||August 28, 2012|
|Production Company||:||Zentropa Entertainments, Det Danske Filminstitut, Danmarks Radio (DR), Eurimages, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Sveriges Television (SVT), Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI), Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Film Väst|
|Production Countries||:||Denmark, Sweden|
|Director||:||Thomas Vinterberg, Annika Appelin|
|Writers||:||Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm|
|Casts||:||Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport, Thomas Bo Larsen, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Susse Wold, Ole Dupont, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Bjarne Henriksen, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Steen Ordell Guldbrandsen, Daniel Engstrup, Troels Thorsen, Søren Rønholt, Jytte Kvinesdal, Josefine Gråbøl, Nicolai Dahl Hamilton, Øyvind Hagen-Traberg, Allan Wibor Christensen, Rikke Bergmann, Rasmus Lind Rubin, Frank Rubæk, Nina Christrup, Birgit Petersen, Karina Fogh Holmkjær, Heidi Gross, Marie Aktor, Mona C. Soliman, Mie Ravn Nielsen, Kim Westi Rasmussen, Thomas Ravn, Katrine Brygmann|
|Plot Keywords||:||father-son relationship, denmark, lie, pedophilia, kindergarden, father, deer, children, teacher, school, pedophile, divorce, hunting|
I saw this movie yesterday. I agree with previous reviewers, this is an excellent, moving, wonderfully acted movie. It is impossible I think to go through it without being brought to tears at one point or another. You also feel like screaming at some characters sometimes - "what are you doing? Open your eyes! Listen!" But the great thing is you always understand where each character is coming from- you might not agree with their actions, but nothing they do feels forced or unrealistic. Mikkelsen is amazing in this. I had seen him in a few movies before, and always thought highly of him, but here he is just incredible. It's a tough subject matter, and the movie does not shy away from it, but at the same time it is not vulgar or "in your face", it's tactful. I really loved it.