Hævnen - In A Better World
  • Directors(s)

    Susanne Bier

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    19/08/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    118m

  • Cast

    Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Mikael Persbrandt, Wil Johnson

Film

Hævnen - In A Better World

Contains strong language, violence and gory images
  • Directors(s)

    Susanne Bier

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    19/08/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    118m

  • Cast

    Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Mikael Persbrandt, Wil Johnson

HÆVNEN - IN A BETTER WORLD is a Danish language drama about the issues of bullying and the abuse of power.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k').

Violence

In the school-set sections, a new arrival at the school takes it upon himself to protect the boy who is being bullied. He sets about the larger and older boy with a bicycle pump and beats him severely around the face and head. He then holds a knife to the boy's throat to warn him off any future bullying.

Disturbing images

A doctor deals with patients who arrive at his makeshift surgery and who have been grievously injured by a local tribal leader whose regular pastime is to bet on the sex of unborn babies and then slice open the pregnant women to find out. Although these assaults are not actually shown, there are some strong gory images as the Doctor uncovers and then treats the gaping wounds in the bellies of the victims.

  • Classified date

    21/07/2011

  • BBFC reference

    AFF281776

  • Language

    Danish