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.
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Juan José Campanella
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Lucas is a Kindergarten teacher who takes great care of his students. Unfortunately for him, young Klara has a run-away imagination and concocts a lie about her teacher. Before Lucas is even able to understand the consequences, he has become the outcast of the town. The hunt is on to prove his innocence before it's taken from him for good. Written by
Premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, as the first Danish-language film in the main competition since 1998. See more »
When Marcus goes to see Bruun and they are in his kitchen, in one shot Bruun has a towel over his shoulder; in the next shot, he is shown actually putting the towel there. See more »
What are you saying? Have you got something to tell me?
Stop it, Lucas.
You want to tell me something?
The whole town is listening. Tell me! What do you want to say?
Stop it, you fucking psychopath!
I want a word with Theo. Look into my eyes. Look me in the eyes. What do you see? Do you see anything? Nothing. There's nothing. There's nothing. You leave me alone now. You leave me alone now, Theo. Then I'll go. Thank you.
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this movie is simply a masterpiece. this movie is what i hope to see every time i enter a cinema.
this movie is warm, engaging, natural, simple, cruel, human... it is everything at once.
i cried my soul out, it is unbelievable how danish directors (lars von trier and thomas vinterberg) are able to move me with their movies.
story is superb. casting is superb. acting is superb. directing is superb.
they say danish people are cold and detached, denmark being a northern country. no one ever takes me to such an emotional journey as danish directors... i think i should marry a danish guy ;)
let me sum it up with what i already said before: this movie is the reason why i go to the cinema in the first place. not for the entertainment, but for the art. for that feeling that i just read a wonderful book. that feeling of satisfaction that i just did something great for my soul. purging, cleansing of my soul, if i may say it that way.
thank you, thomas vinterberg... and thanks to the rest of the crew.
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