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First Look At Susanne Bier's 'The Bald Hairdresser,' Set For August 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2011 2:09 AM
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UPDATE: Much thanks to commenter tornepl we now have a more quality look at the pics posted below, plus a bonus behind the scenes snap of what appears to be Bier, Brosnan and crew traipsing through the woods. Still no word on an official synopsis, but these stills are looking very nice.

Interview: Susanne Bier Bemoans Violent Society And Modern Parenting For 'In A Better World'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 30, 2011 11:15 AM
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In one unattainable and colossally perfect universe, "Dogtooth" won the best Foreign Oscar statue. Our current universe is admittedly less deranged than that, with the Academy generally awarding whichever non-U.S. movie hits all the cliché buttons and shies away from originality. Thankfully, the 2010 winner "In A Better World" breaks their usual reductive routine. Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's (the Academy Award nominated "After the Wedding," "Things We Lost In The Fire") latest focuses on a friendship between two troubled boys and is told in a distant, completely unnerving way. Sure, it doesn't feature a woman being repeatedly beaten with a VHS tape of "Rocky" -- which, spoiler, happens in Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth" -- but you can't always get what you want.

Review: Oscar Winner 'In A Better World' Morally Complex, Well Made, But Not Quite Transformative

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 30, 2011 4:19 AM
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When you see Susanne Bier’s “In a Better World” and people ask you if you had a good time at the movies, the answer will most certainly be “no.” Like Bier’s other work (notably “Brothers,” “Open Hearts,” “Things We Lost in the Fire” and “After the Wedding”), this 2010 Danish Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film is a serious, emotional drama about how tragedy simultaneously unites and divides us. There’s little enjoyment or entertainment to be had--and there isn’t meant to be--but Bier has crafted another solid film, and it’s easy to see why “In a Better World” won the votes of the mind-numbingly traditional Academy Award voters, particularly against the jaw-dropping Greek oddity “Dogtooth.”

Pierce Brosnan To Star In Susanne Bier's Romance 'All You Need Is Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 3:35 AM
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After years of directing heavy dramas like "Open Hearts," "After The Wedding," "Brothers" and most recently, the Oscar winning "In A Better World," helmer Susanne Bier is looking to take a break from heavy drama for a moment and do something lighter instead. Earlier this week it was announced she was set to direct "All You Need Is Love," a romantic comedy, and she's now found her lead actor.

Oscar Winner Susanne Bier Lines Up Next Film, 'All You Need Is Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 5:49 AM
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With Susanne Bier walking away with the Best Foreign Film Oscar on Sunday for "In A Better World," it looks like the helmer, like her fellow nominee Rachid Bouchareb, is following up her dark drama with something that has a lighter tone.

Susanne Bier To Remake French Thriller 'Rapt'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 8:27 AM
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While she's currently getting ready to walk the red carpet this Sunday and is likely getting her acceptance speech ready as her latest film "In a Better World" is highly expected to take home the Best Foreign Film Oscar, director Susanne Bier isn't wasting any time lining up her next project.

International Panel, Iñárritu, Bier, Guadagnino & More Discuss Truth And Nationality In Filmmaking

  • By Leah Zak
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  • February 8, 2011 2:42 AM
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Foreign Oscar Nominees Talk Their Process And How They Avoid The (Melo)drama We recently had the opportunity to sit in on a panel at the American Cinematheque with some of the best foreign film nominees at last month's Golden Globes (and 2 that have gone on to become Oscar nominees): Luca Guadagnino, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Susanne Bier and Aleksei Uchitel (Radu Mihaileanu, director of "The Concert" was still on a plane coming in from France). Moderating the panel was Screen International Editor, Mike Goodridge, who led a fascinating discussion that in the end, came to about 2 hours. While we haven't recreated every word for you here, we have a few choice moments that captured the theme of the afternoon: working outside of one's cultural comfort zone, and finding the truth in that storytelling.

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