Tag Archives: Susanne Bier

Love Is All You Need

A hairdresser (Trine Dyrholm) who’s just survived breast cancer goes to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, where the groom’s father (Pierce Brosnan) initially rubs her the wrong way… Perhaps a revelation for international audiences to see that Danish director Susanne Bier knows not only how to create dark dramas but also sunny, romantic comedies. At … Continue reading Love Is All You Need

The Night Manager

THE DEEPER YOU GO THE DARKER IT GETS.  Cairo hotel night manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is provided with secret documents by a mysterious woman; after showing them to a friend in British intelligence, he is enlisted as an undercover agent. This miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s first post-Cold War novel is skilfully helmed … Continue reading The Night Manager

After the Wedding: From Soap to Honesty

CHAMPAGNE IS POURED… SECRETS ARE SPILLED. Danish director Susanne Bier is not only destined for great things; she’s also already delivering them. Swedish and Danish audiences have been familiar with her work for over a decade now, and in 2004 her Brothers received acclaim from international critics as well. Still, it was After the Wedding … Continue reading After the Wedding: From Soap to Honesty

Things We Lost in the Fire

HOPE COMES WITH LETTING GO.   When Audrey’s (Halle Berry) husband Brian (David Duchovny) is murdered, she becomes closer to his best friend (Benicio Del Toro), a screwed-up drug addict. Director Susanne Bier’s first American film is another display of her knack for emotional dramas where people’s lives fall apart; the script shows similarities between the … Continue reading Things We Lost in the Fire