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Susanne Bier receives an Oscar

The Danish film director, Susanne Bier, receives an Oscar for best foreign language film.

The Danish drama In a Better World won the best foreign language film Oscar, an honor for both the acclaimed filmmaker Susanne Bier and the Danish film industry. Susanne was truly surprised, honored and grateful for receiving the extraordinary price.

"This is a real Oscar? Thank you so much, the Academy, what an honor. I am so truly honored and grateful and happy, thank you very much. I really need to congratulate my fellow nominees whose movies were amazing. And I really want to thank Tom Bernard and Michael Barker at Sony Classics for believing so strongly "In a Better World." All my, all my creative partners whether they are in this room or in Denmark or Sweden, this one belongs to all of you as much as it belongs to me. Thank you very much," Susanne Bier said after receiving the Oscar.

In a better word is produced by Zentropa, which Egmont owns half part. In the Nordic countries it is Nordisk Film, also an Egmont company, who distributes the film. The film has been an international success, and within the last few months "In a Better World" has appeared in cinemas in Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil, Germany and France, along with other countries in Europe.

In a Better World is the third Danish film to win an Oscar. The other two were "Babette's Feast" in 1987 and "Pelle the Conqueror" in 1988.