Program
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
2020
Denmark
116 minutes
Unclassified 18+

“The trouble with the world is that it’s always one drink behind.” (Humphrey Bogart)

Direct from the Toronto International Film Festival comes the reunion of the team behind The Hunt: director Thomas Vinterberg and Scandinavia’s biggest star Mads Mikkelsen. Four middle age buddies, all teaching at the same school, decide to test the theory that humans suffer from a deficit of alcohol in our blood, which increases our inhibitions, and limits our sociability and creativity. And, after all, Alexander the Great conquered the known world shitfaced. Initially they aim for a constant level of intoxication through the working day, but inevitably, things are going to get out of hand. Vinterberg, veteran maestro of the Dogme movement, pours us a sobering comedy about the consequences of living life on the sauce, and dealing with the world through the bottom of a glass.

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Feature Fiction Competition
Premiere Australian
Language Danish
Subtitles English
Director Thomas Vinterberg
Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Kasper Dissing
Screenwriters Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov
Cast Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang
Accolades Toronto, 2020; San Sebastien, 2020
Genre Black Comedy, Drama