Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

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Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Thomas Vinterberg (screenplay), Tobias Lindholm (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Martin
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Tommy
Magnus Millang ... Nikolaj
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Peter
Maria Bonnevie ... Anika
Helene Reingaard Neumann Helene Reingaard Neumann ... Amalie
Susse Wold ... Rektor
Magnus Sjørup Magnus Sjørup ... Jonas
Silas Cornelius Van Silas Cornelius Van ... Kasper
Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt ... Sebastian
Martin Greis-Rosenthal ... Overtjener
Frederik Winther Rasmussen Frederik Winther Rasmussen ... Malthe (as Frederik W. Rasmussen)
Aksel Vedsegaard Aksel Vedsegaard ... Jason
Aya Grann Aya Grann ... Josephine
Gustav Sigurth Jeppesen Gustav Sigurth Jeppesen ... Rasmus
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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 Kenneth Kjær

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The film's original title, Druk, means "drinking" or "boozing" in Danish. See more »

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Martin's shoes change in the dance scene. See more »

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Martin: No I'm not indifferent. It's not easy to learn when you've got your head stuck in your phone.
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Hvila vid denna källa (Fredmans epistel N:o 82)
Written by Carl Michael Bellman (as C. M. Bellman)
Performed by Sangselskabet Guldbergs Akademiske Kor
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9 January 2021 | by ukukullSee all my reviews

Same case.

The movie was extremely powerful for me. Also, for what it's worth, I think it wasn't about alcohol. It was more about life and how small change can cause greater consequences - good and bad alike - and how one should learn to initiate and control the change in order to have a go at serenity.

I think watching it gave me a feeling I have not had in ages. A feeling of guilt and hope together. Well, if that's not something, I don't know what is. Do yourself a favor and watch it.


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Netherlands

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

18 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Round See more »

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$8,314,241
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2.00 : 1
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