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Ole Bornedal (written by)
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Release Date:
3 April 2009 (Denmark) See more »
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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:
Intriguing and exciting, but ultimately falls short. 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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing and exciting, but ultimately falls short., 13 June 2013
Author: Robyn Nesbitt (nesfilmreviews) from United States

"Deliver Us From Evil" is a Danish film written and directed by Ole Bornedal. The film is set in the Danish countryside, after a young father moves back to his hometown with his family, where circumstances soon follow that force him to defend his family, and the way they live their life as well. On the surface, this is a stylish thriller both beautiful and brutal, with events that bring to mind Sam Peckinpah's 1971 classic "Straw Dogs." However, "Deliver Us From Evil," maintains a certain tone that prevents it from reaching the same emotional and psychological impact of its predecessor.

Lars (Jens Andersen) and Johannes (Lasse Rimmer), are brothers with very little in common. Johannes is a high-powered lawyer with a beautiful wife and two children; Lars is a drunken truck driver who beats his girlfriend. Having returned to his hometown in the country, Johannes hopes for a less hectic, more genuine lifestyle. But trouble is underfoot when Lars runs over a woman with his truck. He sees only one-way out: put the blame on Alain (Bojan Navojec), a Bosnian refugee with impaired mental functions. Led by the dead woman's husband, a retired colonel whose son was killed in the Serbian theater, the town's population of angry drunks and bitter workingmen instantly jump at the chance to crucify the outsider, but Johannes stands in their way, motivated by his sense of amorality. Undeterred, the violent, drunken horde makes their way to Johannes' secluded house, where the family and Alain fear for their lives. The house is converted into a fortress, where the madness and siege begins.

An engaging, yet over determined setup, the movie does little to complicate. What few twists in the story that exist, don't add to much of anything shocking or memorable. Perhaps it's the saturated high contrast of the cinematography, that while absolutely stunning, it gives the film an artificial feel. The cast is of one-dimensional clichéd characters, who all play predictable roles. The strange choice for a narrator whose introduction of the story makes it seem like it's a family comedy, and not a gripping thriller that is about to unfold. The end result is a brutally violent climactic showdown that may be visceral and exciting, but lacks the grit or the emotional involvement that would have made this one a classic in its own right.

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