In Your Hands (2005)

In Your Hands


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Anna (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen of Italian for Beginners) has just been hired as the chaplain at a women's prison. Inexperienced, but compassionate and energetic, she begins to feel her way amongst the prisoners. Soon, a new prisoner, Kate (Trine Dyrholm of The Celebration), is transferred to the prison and causes a stir. Marion (Sonja Richter of Open Hearts), a junkie, has heard that Kate helped another prisoner get clean and goes to her when her fellow prisoner and dealer, Jossi (Sarah Boberg), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Kim Fupz Aakeson
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On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
Newmarket Films



as Carsten

as Marion

as Elisabeth

as Prison Warden
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Annette K. Olesen's women's prison drama, like so many Scandinavian films, is heavily shadowed by the titanic influence of Ingmar Bergman.

Full Review… | March 25, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
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Considering 2005's line-up of truly overwhelming blockbusters, it's refreshing to know that films like In Your Hands are still being released.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005

It's unusual to see issues of faith and religious belief dealt with so engagingly on screen and Olesen's direction ensures that your attention is held from the start.

Full Review… | April 30, 2005

In Your Hands means to convey the divinity of human interaction.

Full Review… | January 15, 2005
Slant Magazine

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