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Norway, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Vengeance Is Mine)

Director: Eric Poppe


“A brilliantly conceived, magisterially orchestrated drama.” - Variety

This third feature film from Erik Poppe (Hawaii, Oslo, MIFF 05) packs an emotional wallop. The drama hinges around a twist of fate that brings together the lives of a convicted child killer and the bereaved mother he wronged.

Morality, redemption and forgiveness are put through their paces as the director builds a forceful story from the very different perspectives of the two protagonists.

“A sensitive, slow-build script, original directorial vision and bravura performances turn what might have been just another high-concept melodrama centering on the death of a child into a highly-charged ride that is both gritty and poetic.” - Screen Daily

D Eric Poppe P Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae S Harald Rosenløw Eeg WS Bavaria Films L Norwegian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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