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The Party (2017)

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Janet (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) 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.

Director:

Sally Potter

Writers:

Sally Potter, Walter Donohue (story editor)
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Timothy Spall ... Bill
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Janet
Patricia Clarkson ... April
Bruno Ganz ... Gottfried
Cherry Jones ... Martha
Emily Mortimer ... Jinny
Cillian Murphy ... Tom
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Storyline

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, the elegant hostess has also invited a motley crew of elite, hand-picked guests: 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 start surfacing, turning the otherwise happy event into the perfect domestic war-zone. Undoubtedly, after this night, things will never be the same again. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Seven friends, one party like no other. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bruno Ganz played Adolf Hitler in Downfall (2004), and Timothy Spall played David Irving, who wrote a book about Hitler in Denial (2016). See more »

Quotes

April: The beautiful Marianne, queen of spin and that ridiculously handsome husband of hers. Too bad he's a wanker banker with a mysterious ability to make millions out of other's misfortune.
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Connections

Referenced in Anne Plus: ANNE+ Sofie (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

AY CANDELA
Written by Faustino Oramas (as Faustino Oramas Osorio)
Performed by Ibrahim Ferrer and Los Bocucos
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd. o/b/o Universal MCB Autores Asociados
Master Recording Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Ltd.
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Group talk a lot
14 September 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

We got a black and white movie with a lot of dialog. Depending on if this is a turn-off or not, I reckon you'll continue reading. This drama has some very fine acting in it, with a very tight script. This played at a couple of festivals, which makes sense if you think about the quality of the material.

It may feel a bit like a play (haven't searched the origin of the screenplay to tell you the truth), but it's a pretty fast paced one. That does not only ring true of the dialog speed, but also how the story and certain reveals go forward. Some things may be predictable, but if you haven't seen the trailer I reckon there will be enough surprise twists and turns waiting for you. A quality movie that keeps up a solid suspense ...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,396, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$749,827

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,597,950
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2.35 : 1
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