In Your Hands (Forbrydelser)

Fri, May 8, 2015

Dir. Annette K. Olesen
2004, 101 min
With Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm and Nikolaj Kopernikus 

The final officially recognized Dogme 95 film before the group disbanded in 2005, In Your Hands (Forbrydelser) is a reunion of sorts for the actresses of previous Dogme 95 films. When Anna (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen of Italian for Beginners) is hired as chaplain for a Danish women’s prison she encounters the new arrival Kate (Trine Dyrholm of The Celebration). No sooner than Kate’s arrival, she is accused of performing miracles on the other female imamates using “healing hands.” Her miraculous deeds include making an infertile prisoner pregnant as well as curing the junkie Marion (Sonja Richter of Open Hearts) of her habit. Faced with the possibility of such miracles, Anna must confront what each and every one of us is capable of.

Reflecting the ethos of Dogme 95 itself In Your Hands (Forbrydelser) is an endpoint for the movement, reminding filmmakers and viewers alike that mystery and miracles remain to be discovered in the simplest of places.


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