The 53-year-old Susanne Bier, daughter of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, is a deeply serious Danish film-maker whose contrived, often melodramatic plots frequently involve troubled families, transactions with developing countries in Africa and Asia, cancer, widows and widowers.
The death of a mother chimpanzee usually proves fatal for her babies.
Arsenal's minimalism could be a blessing or a curse.
The fat lady will sing if Aston Villa produce something surprising on Monday evening but, regardless of the result at Old Trafford, QPR's return to the Championship can now be regarded as inevitable.
With 70 minutes of this match gone Manchester City seemed to be providing a thrummingly well-engineered glimpse into the medium-term future, not so much outclassing Tottenham as simply refusing to let them play at all, and delivering an invigorating pointer towards what the Premier League – and even Europe – might expect next season.
George Osborne likes to slip away at the end of meetings of the International Monetary Fund to visit a civil war battlefield.