Things go awry after an accident causes the town folk to go on a rampage. Hicks assaulting a farmhouse lead to obvious comparisons to Straw Dogs, yet the film both lacks the visceral scope of Peckinpah, and has a slightly brighter view of humanity than the other film.
If anything, the film holds back on truly exploring the horror of the moment, and things, while escalating to a certain level of brutal, never really plunge to the depths that they appear to be heading towards.
Bonus marks for having the lead singer of Aqua find her acting voice – in general, the performances seems good, if a bit forced at times. In fact, this could be said about the whole film – on first blush is appears to be a great success, but upon reflection it fails to live up to its potential. Certainly worth a view, but not the breakout Danish film that I’ve come to expect year after year at TIFF.