Another Round

Dir: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang
117mins   2020   Denmark   12A   Danish | Swedish    Subtitled   

Part of Cinecity 2020 - The Brighton Film Festival

Winner of the Best Film Award at the London Film Festival 2020.

There is an obscure philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity.

Intrigued, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.

'A tragicomedy of booze and midlife defiance, based on a pseudoscientific theory which put me in mind of Humphrey Bogart's bleary dictum about the rest of the world being three drinks behind' - Peter Bradshaw,  The Guardian


Tue 17 November