Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

THIS sear­ing, sin­cerely pow­er­ful Dan­ish drama will drop two tonnes of heart­break on you. Not a gram is wasted. A su­perb lead per­for­mance from Mads Mikkelsen keeps the or­deal on the right side of bear­able. But only just. Mikkelsen plays a ru­ral school­teacher falsely ac­cused of sex­u­ally abus­ing a young stu­dent. The “due process” set in place to deal with cases of such ex­treme sen­si­tiv­ity picks up a swift and damn­ing mo­men­tum. An in­no­cent man be­comes a marked man. This is hu­man na­ture – its best in­ten­tions, its worst in­stincts – sim­ply run­ning its course. Make one sim­ple stum­ble and you may never make up all that lost ground. Com­ing soon to State Cin­ema

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