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Academy Award Winner • Best International Feature Film

Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness. At first they each find a new- found zest, but as the gang pushes their experiment further, issues that have been simmering for years come to a head and the men are faced with a choice: reckon with their behavior or continue on the same course.


Underscored by delicate and affecting camerawork, director Thomas Vinterberg's spry script, co-written with regular collaborator Tobias Lindholm, uses this bold premise to explore the euphoria and pain of an unbridled life. Playing a once brilliant but now world-weary shell of a man, the ever surprising Mads Mikkelsen delivers a fierce and touching performance.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
    Danish
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Director
    Thomas Vinterberg
  • Screenwriter
    Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
  • Cast
    Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang
  • Cinematographer
    Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
  • Editor
    Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud