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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.

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

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Comedy | Drama

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

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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

Martha: I too am frequently described by internet trolls as an embarrassment, or worse. Much worse, actually. Is it a crime to be an embarrassment?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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An Underwhelming Mess
16 August 2018 | by thomasjay-2201See all my reviews

I had decent expectations for this from the second I saw it's trailer, I've just caught it on Netflix and it's fair to say I'm disappointed. A jumble of weird political statements and a masterclass in overacting the only thing going for this film is the fact it's a little over an hour in run time. With shallow characters who are easy to hate and are mostly uninteresting with the exception of Murphy's Tom this film is sadly not what it could've been. The setting is great as is the cinematography and style plus there's some great uses of music but sadly the 'story' is simple (which can be fine) but poorly executed, not what it could've been


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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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