The Celebration


A story about the 60th birthday of a successful man, and his remaining three children are coming home for The Celebration. These children have some issues to discuss with their father fuelled by the recent death of their sister.

Eventually, every family's secrets will come out. The time has come for the darkest family skeleton to be revealed, and it must be done in their father's style - with flair, and malice.


105 minutes.
No Persons Under 13 (Language) .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

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This is the type of face that I wear to all parties!
This is the type of face that I wear to all parties!

Credits

Cast
Ulrich Thompson, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen
Director
Thomas Vinterberg
ScreenplayMogens Rukov, Thomas Vinterberg
CinematographyAnthony Dod Mantle
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1998
Produced byNimbus Film A/S, Danmarks Radio, SVT Drama

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
15
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
15
The Cape Times
Stephan Hpfstätter
15
The Star
Jay Carr
14
Rapport
Barrie Hough
18
eye Weekly
Malene Arpe
15
Rough Cut
Andy Jones
18

What the People say

Internet
1963 Netizens
17

Average .. 78%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Unusual Scandinavian film, about a really screwed up family. I suspect most people will not actually enjoy it, but it is still worthwhile seeing, if only from a cinematic, language and cultural standpoint.

Leonid Korentajer (56): Excellent movie with a shattering climax. Takes some time getting used to, however. The (ab)use of hand-held camera can make one's head really dizzy - especially at the beginning of the movie. Try to get a seat as far as possible from the screen - it helps to address the problem.






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