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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.

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

Actor Stephen Lang, who narrated the Gettysburg featurette, which in part described the key battle known as Pickett's Charge led by Major General George E. Pickett, played Pickett in the 1993 movie Gettysburg (1993). See more »

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Version of Het Diner (2013) See more »

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Gyae Su
Written by Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor
Performed by Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band
(c) 2015 Strut Records / Comet Records
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Terrific Movie
21 June 2017 | by gsandra614See 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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