Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport, Thomas Bo Larsen, Anne Louise Hassing
Thomas Vinterberg (Director), Thomas Vinterberg (Screenplay), Tobias Lindholm (Screenplay)
Released: Jan. 10th, 2013
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his sonís 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.
I don't know if courage is the right word, but I think a filmmaker needs a certain something to make a movie with this kind of subject matter.
Maybe her parents had spoke to her about adults acting inappropriately, definitely think that contributes to stuff like this at least some of the time, it's a double edged sword: you want your kids to know that adults (or anyone) shouldn't be doing stuff like this to them but in some sense you've given them a weapon, don't really want to call it that but i think people will know what i mean.
Keeping with the realistic feeling of the film, the movie's structure is in present tense and the story takes place chronologically as a rather innocent event turns into something ugly for the school teacher.