On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson (Sofie Gråbøl) are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is believed by seemingly eager social workers, their family is thrust into crisis. Could Henrik have done it? And when Stine prepares to return home, the ugly side of family life is exposed.
The pace of the film is slow. It is essentially about a father accused by his daughter of paedophilia and so the build up is reasonably measured but there really is no need for dullness. It could have been much more dramatic especially given the calibre of Sofie's acting potential and the intensity of the material. The directing let it down badly given the storyline which had drama written through it like a stick of rock, I almost dozed off in parts. To conclude: brilliant acting, sickening plot, dreadful directing.