Sony Pictures Buys North American Rights to ‘In a Better World’

Drama was directed by Danish director Susanne Bier

Last Updated: May 20, 2010 @ 12:58 PM

Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American rights to "In a Better World" from Scandinavian sales company, TrustNordisk on Thursday.

Susanne Bier, a leading figure in the Dogme movement whose "After the Wedding" was an Oscar nominee , directed the drama about two Danish families. The film is set against the backdrop of a refugee camp in Darfur. Bier wrote the story with screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen.

Bier’s "Brothers" was remade last year with Tobey Maguire. Her English-language debut, 2007’s "Things We Lost in the Fire" was a critical and commercial failure.

Distribution for "In a Better World" has been sold for more than 30 countries, including Germany, Switzerland, and Brazil.

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