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The Party (2017)

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Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

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To celebrate her long-awaited prestigious post as a Shadow Minister for Health and, hopefully, the stepping stone to party leadership, the newly-appointed British opposition politician, Janet, is throwing a party for friends at her London flat. Of course, in this select and intimate soirée, apart from Bill--Janet's self-denying academic husband--a motley crew of elite hand-picked guests have been invited: There's April, the sourly cynical American best friend; her unlikely German husband, Gottfried; there's also Jinny and Martha; and finally, Tom, the smooth banker in the impeccable suit. But inevitably, before dinner is served, the upbeat ambience will shatter to pieces, as festering secrets will start surfacing in this perfect domestic war-zone. Undoubtedly, after this night, things will never be the same again. Written by Nick Riganas

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A comedy of tragic proportions.

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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16 February 2018 (USA)  »

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$732,940, 19 April 2018
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In real life, from 2010 through 2012, Timothy Spall battled cancer. He returned to work at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony as Winston Churchill after getting the all clear. See more »

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Gottfried: Western medicine is voodoo.
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Referenced in Host Lucie Výborné: Jan Hrebejk (2018) See more »

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JERUSALEM
Performed by Fred Frith
Written by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Arranged by Fred Frith and Sally Potter
Published by Copyright Control
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Highstrung empty career creatures
19 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

This Potter film paints a bleak picture of modern people. There isn't ONE person in this cast of 7 whom the audience can really sympathise with. The 7 characters call themselves friends but treat each other with hostility, dishonesty etc. Too me it felt more like an unreal vacuum of lovelessness than a real group of people. Even the super-talented Cillian Murphy comes across as one-sided and overacting. The 'twist' at the end is also not very interesting and a bit of a cliché. I've seen much better work from Sally Potter!


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