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Writer:
Ole Bornedal (written by)
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Release Date:
3 April 2009 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Vengeance has a price.
Plot:
A father returns to his old hometown with his young family. Events force him to face the small town's xenophobia. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
You cannot repent for sins like these … See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lasse Rimmer ... Johannes
Lene Nystrøm ... Pernille (as Lene Nystrøm Rasted)
Fanny Bornedal ... Viola
Jacob Ottensten ... Frederik (as Jacob August Ottensten)
Mogens Pedersen ... Ingvar
Lone Lindorff ... Anna
Jens Andersen ... Lars
Pernille Vallentin ... Scarlett
Bojan Navojec ... Alain

Kim Kold ... Leif Christensen
Alexandre Willaume ... Roald (as Alexandre Willaume-Jantzen)
Anders Budde Christensen ... Silver (as Anders Budde)
Daniel Engstrup ... Tonser
Bob Anders ... Noller
Helle Halsboe ... Jane
Karin Norrinder ... Britt
Henrik Prip ... Thomsen
Andreas Bo Pedersen ... Benny
Torben Vadstrup ... Sælger i byggemarkedet
Anders Peter Sandberg ... Eske (as Anders Sandberg)
Kurt Ravn ... Weksjø

Sonja Richter ... Presenter
Lene Mølgaard ... Nina
Jane Albrektsen ... Lonni
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claus Gøran Eklund
Alice Haaber

Directed by
Ole Bornedal 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ole Bornedal  written by

Produced by
Hans Lönnerheden .... co-producer
Michael Obel .... producer
Tina Winholt .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Johan Liljedal 
Stefan Nilsson 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Laustsen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anders Villadsen 
 
Production Design by
Anders Engelbrecht 
 
Makeup Department
Lone Bidstrup .... makeup assistant
Louise Hauberg .... key makeup artist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)
 
Production Management
Maj-Britt Paulmann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antony Castle .... first assistant director
René Frelle Petersen .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Simon Bang .... storyboard artist
Simone Grau .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nino Jacobsen .... sound re-recording mixer
Nino Jacobsen .... supervising sound editor
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
 
Special Effects by
Søren Skov Haraldsted .... special effects assistant office coordinator
Hummer Høimark .... special effects coordinator
Hummer Høimark .... special effects (as Hummer Højmark)
Christian Kitter .... special effects senior technician
Bo Kjærgaard .... special effects assistant
Claus Nørregård .... special effects technician
Martin Thomsen .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Madsen .... compositor
 
Stunts
Christian Kitter .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thea Slouborg Andersen .... clapper/loader
Johan Phillips .... Steadicam operator
John Frimann Rasmussen .... assistant camera
Henry Williams .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Niels Ladefoged .... assistant editor
Dan Loghin .... trailer editor
Michael Frank Nielsen .... film color timer
 
Music Department
Nicolas Koch Futtrup .... music supervisor (as Nicolas Koch)
 
Other crew
Lotte Rørbye Aagaard .... personal assistant: director
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant
Louise Kjær-Madsen .... production coordinator
Liv Lynge .... supervisor
Molly Marlene Stensgaard .... film consultant (as Molly Malene Stensgaard)
Lennart Storgaard .... location manager
Anne-Marie Ubbe .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fri os fra det onde" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
100 min | Germany:93 min
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Certification:
Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
You cannot repent for sins like these …, 18 April 2010
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Xenophobia. Xen-o-pho-bi-a. Noun: an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. The definition of the word does not only describe in one word the main theme of Ole Bornedal's latest film but also the vast majority of main and supportive characters that appear in the story. The writer/director of "Nattevagten" – which still stands as one of the best European thrillers ever made according to yours truly – serves us a simplistic and sadly identifiable story, set in a remote little community where everyone knows and accepts each other but distrusts and reject outsiders. Imagine yourself the type of place where a traumatized war fugitive tries hard to fit in and accept jobs that nobody else wants, but at the same time the local drunks and lowlifes complain that these immigrants are stealing their jobs. This is a controversial but sadly all too familiar topic, and it takes a talented and courageous director to make a confronting – albeit sometimes grotesque and exaggerated – movie out of it.

Johannes and his family return back to his birthplace in the countryside, where they bought an old mansion that he is renovating with the more than welcome help of a Bosnian fugitive named Alain. Most of the town folks are marginal proletarians, however, like Johannes' brother Lars who's an alcoholic, pregnant girlfriend beating truck driver. On the day before the town's annual highlight – a carnival with a beer tent – Lars runs his truck over a sweet old granny who was on her way to the chapel on her moped. Lars frames Bosnian immigrant Alain for her death, which instantly causes the entire town to go on an aggressive and drunken manhunt. Johannes is the only person protecting Alain and they all entrench themselves in the house as the outrageous lynch mob arrives.

I watched "Deliver Us From Evil" at the Belgian Festival of Fantastic Films, where Ole Bornedal was present to introduce the movie himself. He said this was probably the most brutal movie he'd ever make. He's right, of course, but there simply isn't any other way to tell such a raw and shocking but sadly realistic story. According to Bornedal, the media and politicians want to make us believe that bad people only live in the Middle Eastern area, but this movie and its crude but recognizable characters prove otherwise. The comparisons with Sam Peckinpah's early 70's classic "Straw Dogs" are more than justified. Both film slowly but uncannily build up towards a shocking climax that only leaves behind victims. The dead and dying can't repent for the type of sins they committed and even the survivors won't be able to live happily ever after. If you decide to watch "Deliver Us From Evil", prepare yourself for devastating viewing experience, with a continuously unpleasant atmosphere and a number of truly gritty images, that will spook through your head for several more days. But it's more than worth it.

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