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

Director:

Oren Moverman

Writers:

Herman Koch (based on the novel by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chernus ... Dylan Heinz
Taylor Rae Almonte ... Kamryn Velez
Steve Coogan ... Paul Lohman
Charlie Plummer ... Michael Lohman
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Rick Lohman
Miles J. Harvey ... Beau Lohman
Laura Hajek ... Anna
Laura Linney ... Claire Lohman
Richard Gere ... Stan Lohman
Rebecca Hall ... Katelyn Lohman
George Shepherd George Shepherd ... Stephen Whitney (as George Shephard)
Adepero Oduye ... Nina
Joel Bissonnette ... Antonio
Patrick Kevin Clark ... Conor
Chloë Sevigny ... Barbara Lohman
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Storyline

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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What are you willing to do to protect those you love? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cena See more »

Filming Locations:

Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$655,493, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$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 Het Diner (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by Billy Hough
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Don't bother
26 August 2017 | by jmechelleSee all my reviews

This might have been one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Not only does the plot jump around trying to tie in dramatic twists, but the ending leaves you wonder what the hell just happened. The whole movie is boring and lacks actual depth. Whoever wrote this tried way too hard to write an award winning movie by being unique that they actually forgot to relate the 237930850 story lines. One person has a mental illness, there's a solid 5 minutes regarding the Civil War that ties into literally nothing, and in the end you have no idea what they actually decided to do with their kids, which is what the whole movie is suppose to be about. Just terrible. I've heard my 2 year old tell better stories.


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