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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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    116 minutes
  • Language
    Danish, Swedish
  • Country
    Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
  • Rating
  • Director
    Thomas Vinterberg
  • Screenwriter
    Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
  • Producer
    Kasper Dissing, Sisse Graum Jørgensen
  • Co-Producer
    Marie Gade Denessen, Mark Denessen, Arnold Heslenfeld, Sidsel Hybschmann, Lizette Jonjic, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • Cast
    Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang
  • Cinematographer
    Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
  • Editor
    Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
  • Production Design
    Sabine Hviid
  • Sound Design
    Hans Møller, Jan Schermer