Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde) (2009)

Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde)

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With this tense, visceral thriller, Danish director Ole Bornedal meditates on the fury and violence that can so easily manifest themselves as the product of extreme small town xenophobia. Lasse Rimmer stars as Johannes, a husband and father who leaves the familiar city with his wife Pernille and their two children in tow, and relocates to the country town where he grew up years prior. Shortly after the family arrives, Johannes's alcoholic brother Lars accidentally runs over Anna (Lone Lindorff), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Jun 27, 2011
Runtime:

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Cast


as Johannes

as Pernille

as Leif Christensen

as Thomsen

as Saelger i byggemarke...

as Weksjo

as Presenter
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Critic Reviews for Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The action takes a dark turn at the town festival that evening, and soon Johannes's home is surrounded -- and the movie revs up.

Full Review… | October 8, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Deliver Us From Evil makes no excuses for the actions of its antagonists, but it's still interested in exploring the motivations of all involved.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Film School Rejects

Certainly worth a view, but not the breakout Danish film that I've come to expect year after year.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Filmfest

October 9, 2010
National Post

Audience Reviews for Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde)

½

I love Ole Bornedal's previous work, but this was a major letdown. The movie starts off promising as a rural drama, but ventures into bizarre territory (not in a good way), becoming laughably implausible and morphing into a cheap Straw Dogs wannabe.

GabrielKnight
Gabriel Knight

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