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The Dinner (2017)

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Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

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Dylan Heinz
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Kamryn Velez
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Michael Lohman
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Rick Lohman
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Beau Lohman
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Anna
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Stephen Whitney (as George Shephard)
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Antonio
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Conor
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Barbara Lohman
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A former history teacher and his wife Claire meet at a fancy restaurant with his elder brother, a prominent politician and his wife Babette. The plan is to discuss over dinner how to handle a crime committed by their teenage sons. The violent act of the two boys had been filmed by a security camera and shown on TV, but, so far, they have not been identified. The parents have to decide on what to do. Written by AnonymousB

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How far would you go...to protect your children? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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5 May 2017 (USA)  »

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La cena  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$655,493, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

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$1,322,839, 9 June 2017
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This is actually the third film version to be made from Herman Koch's best selling novel. A Dutch film came out in 2013, and an Italian one in 2014. Both were well received and nominated for numerous awards. See more »

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Version of I nostri ragazzi (2014) See more »

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3 Gymnopédies: No. 1, Lent et douloureux
Composed by Erik Satie
Performed by Stephanie McCallum
Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation
By arrangement with The Orchard
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Terrific Movie
21 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I didn't know exactly where this movie was going with the Gettysburg aspect of the story, but it all starts to come together when you think about how people throughout history have told themselves stories that justified a bad decision in life. What happens when your are face to face with a clear moral dilemma? Can you bury your integrity in lies? Surely, such a deception will haunt you if you have a conscience. Self interest makes it harder to do the right thing, and this test will be faced by everyone at some point in their life.


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