Michael has everything under control: a successful military career, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter, living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a UN mission the balance between the two brothers changes forever.
devastating look at the toll war can take on the human mind, and how those left at home have to carry on with their lives. Draws one in from beginning to end without ever succumbing to cliches. Brilliantly done.
Not quite as moving 'Open Hearts', but once again it's the quality of pulling the viewer in and drowning them in emotions of reality that really stands out. Really enjoyed seeing some recurring faces, especially Nikolaj Lie Kass and Ulrich Thomsen. The slightly confused ending ruined the experience a little, but it's a great piece and I will no doubt go back to it over and over in the future.
Far better then the U.S remake for one the actors look their age and Thomsen and Kaas are awesome in their roles as the brothers and that scene that the film is based around is far more powerful in the Danish version then the U.S for some reason. Nielsen is great too.Also the Children are great (U.s Version too). My Favourite Bier film along with After the Wedding.