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The Celebration

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The Celebration

Release Date: June 19, 1998

Year    :   1998
Slogan    :   «Every family has a secret.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   DR, SVT, Nimbus Film
Director    :   Thomas Vinterberg
Producers    :   Birgitte Hald, Morten Kaufmann, Marie Louise Hedegaard, Lene Seested, Johan Mardell, Dag Alveberg, Svend Abrahamsen
Writers    :   Thomas Vinterberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov
RunTime    :   105 mins.
Budget    :   1300000

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.

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