If someone hits you, what do you do? Hit them back, or let them go ... and let them hit you again? In a Better World starts out grappling with this seemingly unanswerable question (and does a convincing job at laying it out), but then descends into cheap melodrama - maybe because it can't answer the question. At least Invictus made a decent effort at analyzing various solutions; but not this movie. Surprised the film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film this year, while better options (namely, Biutiful and Incendies) were available.