Film Reviewers Praise HÆVNEN (Civilization)

Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) and Marianne (Trine Dyrholm) light up the screen in the Danish movie HÆVNEN (Civilization).

Danish film director Susanne Bier must be a very happy woman. All the film reviewers praised her new movie HÆVNEN (Civilization) when it premiered on Thursday 26 August – and the movie is in the running for an Oscar nomination.

You Will Laugh, Cry and Shiver
Hævnen is a beautifully shot and compelling story which draws parallels from gang chiefs in African fugitive camps to tweens fighting in the idyllic Danish countryside.
The movie touches upon existential themes like love, friendship, revenge and justice – it will surely make you laguh, cry and shiver.

Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) is a doctor who truly believes violence breeds more violence

Danish Star Director
The Danish film director Susanne Bier had her international breakthrough with the movies After the Wedding and Brothers. The latter was recently reinterpreted stateside with Jack Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire in the leads. Susanne Bier herself won an Oscar-nomination and a trip to Hollywood to direct the movie Things We Lost in the Fire with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro in the leads.
Now Susanne Bier is back in Denmark with a movie of international calibre.

Christian (William Jøhnk) believes in a simple rule: If you hit hard enough the first time you win.

Hævnen Makes You Think
With her new movie Hævnen Susanne Bier demonstrates that Danish movies can have strong acting, beautiful pictures and a story which makes the audience ask themselves big questions.
The movie premiered in Denmark on Thursday 26 August. If you don’t speak Danish keep an eye out as Hævnen (or Civilization) will soon hit the movie screens in your country. It has been sold for distribution in more than 30 countries and is in the running for a nomination for Best Foreign Movie at the 2011 Oscar Awards.

Find more information, see the trailer or reserve tickets for Hævnen.
(Sorry, for now it is only shown in Danish without subtitles).

All photos by Per Arnesen.

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