The film was based on a play Vinterberg had written while working at Burgtheater, Vienna. Additional inspiration came from Vinterberg's own daughter, Ida, who had told stories of the drinking culture within the Danish youth. Ida had originally pressed Vinterberg to adapt the play into a movie, and she was slated to play the daughter of Martin (Mads Mikkelsen). The story was originally "A celebration of alcohol based on the thesis that world history would have been different without alcohol". However, four days into filming, Ida was killed in a car accident. Following the tragedy, the script was reworked to become more life affirming. "It should not just be about drinking. It was about being awakened to life", stated Vinterberg. Tobias Lindholm served as director in the week following the accident. The film was dedicated to Ida, and was partially filmed in her classroom with her classmates.
|Runtime||1 hr 56 min|
|Budget||$5 200 000|
|Premiere: World||$12 742 455 September 24, 2020|
|Box Office – Budget||$7 542 455|
|Premiere: USA||December 18, 2020|
|Digital: World||December 18, 2020|
|Parental Advisory||Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking, ...|
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En runda till (Sweden)
Another Round (United Kingdom)
DescriptionFour high-school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.
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A good movie that talks about important things in simple and concise language. Beautiful and soulful. Translated to English
8/10. A drama about 4 guys who decided to find a solution to their problems in a glass, substantiating all this with scientific experience. Despite the fact that many consider the film viscous, I watched in one breath. The dialogues are excellent, the ending touches, Mikkelson, as always, is beautiful. I recommend viewing. Translated to English
Before us is a film-thinking about what a midlife crisis is and how to get out of it. Certainly not through alcohol! Or still … Everyone can make a choice for himself. A bit long and boring in places, but the story is real and gives food for thought. Translated to English
If someone else is thinking about how you can get drunk with elite alcohol, watch the movie and there will be no more questions. I thought about something else, how not to sleep with champagne after a week of celebrating the New Yearand the film motivated me to quit maintaining those 0.5 ppm Translated to English
This is not just about drunkenness and not even about professional burnout. It’s about who you feel like, who you appear to be, and who you pretend to be. A guide to avoid confusion… Translated to English
Good midlife crisis movie. The first half is cool with its social commentary, but the second moralizing drowns the first. But the ending saves this sinking ship. In the film, the drinking itself is shown hilariously, it is better not to see drunk drunks like me). Translated to English
There is no problem that alcohol can solve. Nevertheless, great op work, sound, cast. Are there "arches" there? – debatable, maybe there is, in view of the final experience, but there is a moral outcome of the story and that’s good. Helicopters start from the number of drinks in the film Translated to English
This year’s best foreign language film, worth checking out for those who have reached a midlife crisis and those who like to drink. I advise you to look at a sober head !!! Translated to English
At a certain point, he wanted to drink, because the film will be delayed. The picture is not primarily about alcohol, but if the viewer does not understand this, then it is sad, because alcohol, as a result, is not exhibited as something bad here. Moreover, it is slightly romanticized. And the real message is good and necessary. Translated to English
I don’t understand why I put 9. Correcting this egregious misunderstanding Translated to English
Everyday drama, where everything rests on Mikkelsen – without him, no one would have survived the weakly stretched two hours. It has long been familiar to every nation, understandable to all history. Mad’s skill (who isn’t exactly on fire, unlike his wife) makes the magic of an unforgettable last scene. Translated to English
Know the measure, boys … and remember: every sunset is followed by a dawn Translated to English
Four very grown men decide to test the impact of drinking alcohol on their lives (where did they spend the previous 20 years of their lives? in suspended animation?!). Quite predictably, the impact is negative. That’s the whole plot. Translated to English
Cool movie. The four heroes decide to test the theory that each person is born with a lack of 0.5 ppm in the blood. At first, everything goes smoothly and cheerfully, but then for some heroes the experiment turns into very tragic consequences… Translated to English
A bunch of elderly men decide to drink Nepadetski and with a naive grin to see where it leads. Let’s be honest – this is NOT a top, the film is openly advertising booze … this is definitely not what I expected. I’m sorry, but this isn’t worth all the hype on the internet. Translated to English
A dramatic story that is not really about alcohol. Here he rather exposes the problems that were before him, even at first helping to solve them in some way, but, in the end, he only creates new ones … Mads Mikkelsen, as always, is magnificent. Translated to English
A lyrical film in which the atmosphere of drunken liberation is organically intertwined with the life dramas of each of the four friends. I especially liked the very beginning of the film, when the game of drunken field ends abruptly with the credits. The joy of youth is also abruptly cut short by adulthood. Translated to English
Probably the topic raised in countries like Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands becomes relevant, and fully reflects their pressing problem, but not for the CIS: D Our people are not surprised by this, unfortunately. Otherwise, great acting and an instructive ending that nothing and no one changes Translated to English
A great movie. But heavy. Yes, sometimes these 0.5 are not enough, but often this lack goes, alas, beyond the scope… Translated to English
At first I put 8, but then I sang a song all day, understood the hero, and understood that I wanted to show everyone who was over 35. A midlife crisis in the context. Maybe in another five years I will put the highest score, but for now 9/10 Translated to English
Some dull something with an indistinct message. The characters are absolutely empty, even about the main character performed by Mikkelsen, there is little that can be said. What a chic theme and what an inexpressive implementation. Couldn’t wait for the movie to end. Minus two hours of life. Translated to English
A sincerely sad movie, with a funny, childishly stupid idea, leading to a sad ending amid celebration. 8.5 out of 10. PS My compliments on Mikkelsen’s great acting! Translated to English
Very good and high quality film. But still, in my opinion, there is at least 95% drama, and a maximum of 5% comedy. Translated to English
How many moralfags decided to leave a comment. Your opinion is important for us, ordinary people with an established psyche. Moreover, watching such a wonderful life-affirming movie does not in any way affect the desire to drink so much that I will go pour a glass of beer and drink to your health! Translated to English
"We thought we were hussars. And it turned out – alcoholics. The theme of the entire film. Well, all this is about knowing the measure and you have to pay for everything. I only watched Mikkelsen fight with himself and it was worth it. It dragged on quite a bit. And yet I didn’t understand – is it possible for 0.5 ppm? Translated to English