A harrowing allegory on hatred in an typical small Danish town that was an Official Selection at both the Hollywood and Newport Beach Film Festivals and Winner of Best Motion Picture at the Sitges (Spain) International Film Festival.
Totally twisted –The Globe and Mail
If Michael Haneke collaborated with the Coen Brothers, the results might look something like this" – Vancouver Sun
Deliver Us From Evil
VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN SMALL TOWN WHEN VENGEANCE GOES UNCHECKED IN DISQUIETING DANISH THRILLER FROM OLE BORNEDAL
Best known for his chilling international hit Nightwatch, Director Ole Bornedal (Just Another Love Story, upcoming Dibbuk Box) is at his genre filmmaking best in Deliver Us From Evil, a harrowing allegory on hatred in an typical small Danish town that was an Official Selection at both the Hollywood and Newport Beach Film Festivals and Winner of Best Motion Picture at the Sitges (Spain) International Film Festival.
Lars and Johannes are brothers with very little in common. Johannes is a high-powered lawyer with a beautiful wife and two children; Lars is a truck driver and a drunken brute who beats his girlfriend. Having returned to his hometown in the country, Johannes hopes for a less hectic, more genuine lifestyle. But trouble is underfoot when Lars runs over a woman in a moment of inattention and he sees only one way out: put the blame on the Bosnian refugee Alain, whose post-traumatic stress has impaired his mental functions. But when Lars, the God-fearing husband of the victim, Ingvar, and their friends close in on the Bosnian, Johannes stands up for the hard-working man and brings him home with him. Undeterred, the violent, drunken horde makes their way to Johannes´ secluded house, in which Johannes, his wife, his children and Alain all fear for their lives. And when words no longer suffice to contain the madness, an unfathomable series of events unwinds in this tense, thrilling and totally twisted film.
 The Globe and Mail
Run time: 93 mins.
Street: June 28
May 13, 2011, 12:03 pm - PR