Before the Frost (Før frosten) (2018)

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A struggling old Danish farmer is forced to make an impossible decision as winter approaches/: he can either sell off his unyielding plot of land to another wealthy farmer or marry off his daughter in exchange for an alliance with a neighbour.

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Critic Reviews for Before the Frost (Før frosten)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

To the movie's credit, writer-director Michael Noer and his cowriter, Jesper Fink, provide enough plot twists to upend viewer expectations about the nature of evil in this study of human savagery.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A bleak and fiercely acted tale of rural strife.

Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

While this 1850s-set period effort trades in obvious truisms, it weaves its familiar elements into a grim and gripping drama...

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

With its emphasis on nature and its mudbound farmers, this beautifully crafted film recalls other earthly European historical dramas set in an isolated countryside.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a film about uniquely fin-de-siècle problems, even if they do pertain to a somewhat wider human condition.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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