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Sarah Juel Werner

Sarah Juel Werner

Screen Time: 40%
Role: Bea
Age: 15 years old

 

Det som ingen ved

2008
What No One Knows (International: English title), Det som ingen vet (Sweden)
Rating: 9.5 (3 votes)
Directed: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Language: Danish
Genre: Action, Crime, Suspense
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0965411

Summary

In this contemporary political thriller, a young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea. The dead woman's brother, Thomas, discovers that her death is connected to their father, now deceased, and his work in military intelligence. As Thomas digs deeper into the case his family is brought into sudden danger.

Movie Reviews

While intriguing at first, this character study unexpectedly evolves into a political thriller that doesn't live up to its promises. Nonetheless, film might sell in many territories since thrillers are audience-friendly.

Thus the film combines political and familial suspense: Thomas's sister is a victim of the machination, his wife and teenage daughter's lives are at stake, his father's dark secrets come back to surface and his relation to his mother will be affected. However, director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen doesn't manage to make the investigation exciting enough for the climax to be satisfying. The mysteries Thomas exposes in his quest for truth have an interesting political and social dimension (in particular the bitter comment on the use of surveillance cameras) but no major revelation ever appears.

Berthelsen and Jensen have intense confrontations while the star of Nordic cinema, Maria Bonnevie, is again impressive in her least spectacular part to date, and thank God for Sarah Juel Werner, who is enigmatic and drop dead gorgeous as the teenage daughter.