Ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge, tragic consequences come to bear.
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Not only do Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen forsake that route, they ratchet up this plot-strand for maximal histrionics, posing school-age children simultaneously as terrorist threats and suicide risks.