Nominated for 1 Oscar:
Best Foreign Language Film (Denmark)
I compared watching this film to looking at a car crash. The first 40 minutes are gruelling, and the injustice level in this is through the roof. Watching it makes for a frustrating experience, but given the subject matter, I found it to be well put together.
What stands out is the acting. Mads Mikkelsen delivers one of the best performances of the year, both in subtle and not-so-subtle moments. There are a couple of great supporting performances also. Then, it's the direction which I appreciated because it somehow made me interested in the film despite the difficult subject. Normally I stay away from such films.
My rating for the film: 8/10.