(3.5) Deep and moving, and in a certain way it is a realistic story. The film deals in a clever way, the human cruelty and the natural feeling of revenge. In my opinion the film loses his cinematic consistency in clichés that we are used to, for example the scenes in Africa. But I really liked the nonlinear comparison of the same feelings and themes in different spaces and people (Denmark and Africa).
Superb character development, accompanied by good acting and story. This should make up for a terrific movie, but Hævnen is brought down by a directing style that does not suit this drama that well, there's too much camera motion and the placement sometimes gives this a soap opera feel. The orange filter is also a letdown.
Mostra como em dois mundos completamente diferentes, os acontecimentos de um afectam o agir da pessoa no outro mundo; Actores maravilhosos; Paisagens lindíssimas; Óptima exploração de sentimentos, os quais, todos nós nos identificamos com alguns deles ao longo das nossas vidas; A injustiça aos nossos olhos e a impotência que sentimos; Acontecimentos muito reais;
Bier delivers an interesting examination of violence, a violence seen as subtly & intricately knitted to love. The film is sufficiently ambiguous to portray with honesty that grey area we identify as reality. It is somehow strange the link between some of Bier's characters with the underdeveloped world, a link previously used by Bier in After the Wedding, which surely has infuriated many (theories welcome).
Masterful, beautiful. A gently told brave film of human greif under anger and perhaps pride. Great portrait of young people, relationships with each other and with adults around them. Lovely richly portrayed kind characters, with a good dose of nail biting moments. my favourite for a while (and I've watched a few of late from a sick bed!)