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In Your Hands

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Time Out says

Newly graduated from seminary, Anna (Ann Eleonora Jorgensen) is assigned to a women’s prison about the same time that Kate (Trine Dyrholm) is transferred there from another facility. Rumours surround Kate: that she confronts the drug pushers that prey on the weaker inmates; that she’s incarcerated for an unspeakable crime; that she walks on water – this last one comes from a former addict who claims Kate’s magic touch helped her kick heroin in just one night. For her part, Kate is stonily unforthcoming about her powers or lack thereof – but then she tells the supposedly infertile Anna that she’s pregnant. Are we in the presence of a miracle worker? Or are we mired in the usual cruel meaninglessness of chance and coincidence? This tenth Danish Dogme entry promises a rigorous Bergman-style inquiry into faith, human agency and God’s role on earth, but it soon falls into the pounding lockstep of dour-then-dire inevitability that we’ve come to expect from this school of filmmaking. The movie’s commitment to its own bleakness is certainly potent – no wonder there’s no epiphany.
Written by JWin

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 29 April 2005
  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Annette K Olesen
  • Screenwriter:Kim Fupz Aakeson, Annette K Olesen
  • Cast:
    • Trine Dyrholm
    • Ann Eleonora Jørgensen
    • Lars Ranthe
    • Nicolaj Kopernikus
    • Sonja Richter
    • Jens Albinus
    • Sarah Boberg
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