There is a theory that man is born with half a per mille too little. That alcohol in the blood opens the mind to the outside world, problems seem smaller and creativity increases. We know it well; after the first glass of wine, the conversation lifts, the possibilities open up. Martin is a high school teacher. He feels old and tired. His students and their parents want him terminated to increase their average. Encouraged by the per mille theory, Martin and his three colleagues throw themselves into an experiment to maintain a constant alcohol impact in everyday life. If Churchill won World War II in a dense fog of spirits, what could the strong drops do for them and their students? The result is positive in the beginning. Martin's class is in a different way now, and the project is being promoted to a real academic study with the collection of results. Slowly, but surely, the alcohol makes the four friends and their surroundings loosen up. The results are rising, and they really begin...Written by
The Copenhagen restaurant Lumskebugten, as well as the pubs Alléenberg and Sankt Peder are featured in the movie. See more »
Til Ida (i.e. "To Ida"). In memory of the director's, Thomas Vinterberg's daughter, Ida Vinterberg, killed in a traffic accident in Belgium in 2019. See more »
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"What a life"
Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. (Source: IMDb)
I'm glad that I had the chance to enjoy watching Another Round at home and that's thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival.
After his unforgettable performance in "The Hunt", Mads Mikkelsen gives us another great performance as he plays Martin in "Another Round", if I would choose which one is his best performance, I would choose "The Hunt" for sure and that's because of the emotional and deep feelings that character had and Mads Mikkelsen was able to express that perfectly, In "Another Round" his character is kind of similar to the one in "The Hunt" but the difference is that in "The Hunt" his character was battling a difficult time of his life as he gave up on it and doesn't have anything left to lose, he was desperate, but in "Another Round" it's kind of the opposite, he is trying to improve his life by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in his blood hoping it'll work, and Mads Mikkelsen was brilliant in that, sometimes by just looking into his eyes, you can feel what's inside of him, grief / happiness / loneliness / sadness and etc...
The supporting cast was was brilliant, his other 3 friends were all great in their performances, when they wanted us to laugh we did laugh and when they wanted us to get emotional we did indeed get emotional, perfect casting.
For those who don't know both "The Hunt" and "Another Round" are directed by Thomas Vinterberg and that's why you might notice that the movie is a bit smilier to "Th Hunt" with the set design, the characters, and the message of the film, for example, the scene where the 4 friends went to the supermarket when they were drunk kind of reminded me of the one in "The Hunt" when he went inside the supermarket and got kicked out, but in my opinion, I prefer "Another Round" than "The Hunt", I gave "The Hunt" a 6.5/10 and I was disappointed by it especially that it has so many good reviews and that's why I was worried of watching "Another Round" because I felt like it would be the same but I was wrong.
"Another Round" had so many conversations that were long but they were so fun not like "The Hunt", all the conversations were boring and cold, for example in "Another Round'' the scene that all of them were having dinner and that's when we started to know the story of the movie and where the movie is taking us, the movie started off with happiness and with so much energy but as we were going towards the movie it started to go down little by little and slowly and that's what I loved about it. The movie makes you wonder what will happen at the end and what their lives will be in the end and that's a thing that made me want to watch and enjoy the movie, the film made us happy and sad and happy and sad again all the time.
The set design was beautiful, the camera angles were able to capture the beauty of the set design and that's not a new thing to a Thomas Vinterberg film and maybe that might be the main reason why this movie remained me of "The Hunt". Martin's apartment, the school, and the dinner table with the amazing designs of the cups and glasses.
The custom designs were pretty okay, they were matching the environment very well.
Finally, the music was brilliant and a great choice, especially that song at the very end when Martin was dancing around, such a great scene and a nice ending to a nice movie.
So glad that I was able to be one of the first people to watch & review "Another Round", great movie, and highly recommend it.
My rating is: 8/10
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