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There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students? Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.
Denmark | Sweden | Netherlands, 2020, 117 minutes, Not Rated, In Danish & Swedish with English Subtitles, Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
“One of those transcendent films that mix comedy and drama truly well thanks to a fantastic story and charming, fun, and above all, pitch-perfect performances.”– Hanna B, FILM THREAT
“One of the director's most absorbing works.”– Anthony Lane, NEW YORKER
“Fascinating…a bracing/revealing renewal of a grand Danish partnership, Vinterberg and Mads his muse. One of the best pictures of 2020.”– Roger Moore, MOVIE NATION
“A stinging, gorgeously filmed tragicomedy about male insecurity and the power of positive drinking, it's the latest from the Danish provocateur Thomas Vinterberg...”– Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE
“Vinterberg's delicate, grounded direction and the actors' wonderfully loose performances insist upon authenticity, creating a tonal mishmash that's endearingly absurd.”– Devika Girish, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A riotous and thoughtful study of alcohol consumption that balances comedy and character study, anchored by a versatile lead performance from a top-form Mads Mikkelsen.”– Lewis Knight, DAILY MIRROR (UK)