Posted on 7/20/13 11:21 PM
False accusations throw Mikkelsen's life into turmoil. Director Vinterberg makes the calculated decision to be completely unambiguous about the matter. Mikkelsen's character simply didn't do it. This lets us revel in the injustice of it all, as the town treats a once respected teacher like a criminal. It's a wonderful slice of cathartic melodrama with strong performances throughout.