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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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$734,155, 22 April 2018
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Entire movie is shown in black and white, however the end credits include Editorial Department Staff, of one colourist and three colour assistants. See more »

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Gottfried: It's good that this is all coming out, very good. But now I think you need to protect yourself from so much negative female energy.
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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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3 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Stellar performances, 9/10 script (there is a little bit lacking in the ending), and an overall likability to all the characters. For the first time in a long time I felt like I needed to post a review, because it felt like my view wasn't represented. If you liked Carnage, this is for you: This is a tightly wound, small play, made for screen. The bonus of having close-ups and a definitive, select final cut, made this a real treat.


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