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Festen

Festen
  • 1998
  • Germany
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Written by: Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov
  • Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen, Birthe Neumann, Trine Dyrholm
  • Language: Danish

Made under the banner of Dogme 95, a chief dictum of which filmic manifesto is that the inner lives of the characters must justify the workings of the plot, in this case the story of a country house party given to celebrate the 60th birthday of rich patriarch Helge Klingenfeldt. Tensions surface before long and a disturbing family secret is revealed.

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