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This drama by lauded Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (THE CELEBRATION, THE HUNT) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune. Anna (Trine Dyrholm) is a television newswoman; her husband, Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), teaches architecture at a university. When Erik's father passes away, the couple must decide what to do with his huge house and Anna suggests that they experiment with communal living (which was all the rage in Scandinavia at the time). Anna and Erik assemble a motley crew of cohabitants and embark on their adventure, but soon take very different paths. While Anna is anxious to stay home and experience life with her new extended family, Erik finds a more traditional way of reinvigorating himself: an affair with one of his students. When Anna tries to reconcile these two situations, the commune - and the marriage at its core - begins to unravel. Driven by brilliant lead performances from Vinterberg's CELEBRATION stars and supporting turns from Lars Ranthe and Fares Fares, THE COMMUNE is a sharply observed study of how new values can quickly come into conflict with old habits and affiliations. With English subtitles.

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  • Runtime
    111 minutes
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  • Director
    Thomas Vinterberg
  • Screenwriter
    Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg
  • Producer
    Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
  • Cast
    Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares
  • Cinematographer
    Jesper Tøffner