A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.

Directing:
  • Thomas Vinterberg

Writing:
  • Thomas Vinterberg
  • Mogens Rukov

Stars:
Release Date: 1998-06-19
metacritic icon 8.7/10
themoviedb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: DK, SE
  • Language: Dansk | Deutsch | English
  • Runtime: 105
  • Budget: $1,300,000