About the film
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Release Date: June 19, 1998
|Slogan||:||«Every family has a secret.»|
|Production Companies||:||Danmarks Radio (DR), SVT, Nimbus Film|
|Producers||:||Birgitte Hald, Morten Kaufmann, Marie Louise Hedegaard, Lene Seested|
|Writers||:||Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov|
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.