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The Dinner (2013)

Het diner (original title)
Two well-to-do couples with plenty to lose have dinner to discuss the gruesome act their teenage sons may or may not have committed together.

Director:

Menno Meyjes

Writers:

Herman Koch (novel), Menno Meyjes
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thekla Reuten ... Claire
Daan Schuurmans ... Serge
Jonas Smulders ... Michel
Jacob Derwig ... Paul
Kim van Kooten ... Babette
Reinout Bussemaker ... Rector
Dani Stauder ... Tourist
Andre Dongelmans Andre Dongelmans ... Beau
Lukas Dijkema ... Fietsenhandelaar
Raynor van de Water ... Cook
Hanne Arendzen Hanne Arendzen ... Naomi
Olaf Malmberg Olaf Malmberg ... Fotograaf
Gusta Geleynse Gusta Geleynse ... Dakloze
Noah de Nooij Noah de Nooij ... Jonge Beau
Serge Mensink Serge Mensink ... Rick
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Storyline

Paul and Claire are a couple. Paul is a failed history teacher who has put his heart and soul into his family and is now confronted with the vulnerability of this happiness. His wife Claire constantly drags him away from the edge and stops at nothing to protect her family. His brother Serge is married to Babette. Serge is a politician in the running to become Prime Minister. Babette is the lioness, supposed to be sleeping by his side. At a family dinner the avoid everything they actually need to discuss: a huge family drama. The Dinner puts everyone on edge. How far would you go when it comes to your family and your future? Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,003,063
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Trivia

There's a moment where Paul talks about Rebecca Hall. Hall would later appear in The Dinner (2017)(the American adaptation of the novel). See more »

Connections

Referenced in RTL Late Night: Episode #1.50 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mio Babbino Caro (from Gianni Schicchi)
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Lyrics by Giovacchino Forzano
Performed by Tullio Serafin, Maria Callas
Published by Casa Ricordi Srl. / Universal Music Publishing MGB Holding BV
(P) 1954 EMI Records Ltd
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American version is better
1 January 2019 | by Amira-SaysSee all my reviews

Normally I usually prefer the original adaption over another. This one unfortunately fell below my expectations because they omitted major keys points to the story which made it a bit boring to me. If you are unaware of the original book then this might easily be overlooked. I have to say that the American version of this is somewhat better because they included key information to the story that no one could possibly figure out without having read the book.


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