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Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

In a better world (Denmark, 2010) 118´. 15/11/2012

This film by Susanne Bier tells the story of Anton (Mikael Persbrandt), a Swedish doctor who commutes between his home in Denmark and his work in a Sudanese refugee camp. Anton is struggling with the possibility of divorcing his wife, Marianne (Trine Dyrholm). They have two young sons, the older one being 12-year-old Elias (Markus Rygaard).
Elias starts a friendship with Christian (William Jøhnk Juels Nielsen), who has just moved from London with his father and has his own problems, his mother recently died from cancer.
 In a better world was selected as one of the final five nominees and won as the Danish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. It has been also well-acclaimed by critics.
"Bier, when she allows herself, loves the peripheral as much as the portentous. She understands that an image can tell more than words, more than even 1,000." Nigel Andrews. Financial Times. 18/08/2011.

See the trailer:

The Pledge (USA 2001) 124´ 08/11/2012

The Pledge is a 2001 American mystery film directed by Sean Penn. The film features an ensemble cast, with Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam Shepard, Mickey Rourke, and Benicio del Toro.
It is based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1958 novella Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. Dürrenmatt wrote The Pledge to refine the theme he originally developed in the screenplay for the 1958 film Es gescha am hellichten ^Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight).
The film tells the story of Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) a homicide detective, undertakes one last case on the day of his retirement. An eight year old girl has been found murdered in the snow-covered mountains of Mexico and her mother begs Black to unravel the mystery of her daughter's death. With the help of local waitress Lori and her young daughter Chrissy, Black embarks on an unpredictable and riveting hunt for the killer where things are not always as they seem...
Sean Penn was nominated for the Palme D´or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, and a lot of film critic have rated this movie as a good one.
"Not a pleasant film, but it is deeply, scarily rewarding". Stephen Holden. New York Times. 19/01/2001.