New Release: In a Better World Blu-ray/DVD

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Markus Rygaard (l.) and William Johnk Nielsen look to the future in In a Better World.

In a Better World, the winner of the 2011 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, was released on a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on Aug. 30, 2011, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, priced at $45.99.

The drama movie, directed by Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire), follows the contrasting lives of two boys, one who’s trying to discover how to live after his mother’s death, and another who’s getting bullied at school while he’s trying to deal with his parents, Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) and Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), separating at home. Meanwhile, Anton, a doctor, 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 the boys are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness.

The 2010 film received a limited release in theaters in the U.S. in April. Needless to say, the critics dug it!

Presented in Danish with English subtitles, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes the following special features:

  • commentary with director Susanne Bier and editor Pernille Bech Christensen
  • deleted scenes
  • interview with Susanne Bier

Check out the film’s trailer, with English subtitles:


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.