In a Better World
Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm
This year’s Academy Award winner for Best Foreign-Language Film, In a Better World clumsily combines two stories in one, juxtaposing a tale of bullying at a Danish junior high school with the threat of violence at an African refugee camp. In its attempt to draw parallels between clearly inequivalent scenarios, the film ends up trivializing both of them.