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Summary: A group of middle-aged school teachers take part in a medical experiment that involves constant drinking in a bid to turn around their mundane lives

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates: 11th February 2021 (Australia), 18th December 2020 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenwriter: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Maria Bonnevie (Anika), Cassius Aasav Browning (Sander), Aya Grann (Josephine), Martin Greis-Rosenthal (Overtjener), Waldemar Beer Hansen (Hjalte), Max Kaysen Hoyrup (Brille), Gustav Sigurth Jeppeson (Rasmus), Thomas Bo Larsen (Tommy), Freja Bella Lindahl (Caro), Albert Rudbeck Lindhart (Sebastian), Lucas Helt Mortensen (Fjonk), Mads Mikkelsen (Martin), Magnus Millang (Nikolaj), Maria Ovi (Sigrid), Clara Phillipson (Nicola), Helene Reingaard Neumann (Amalie), Lars Ranthe (Peter), Frederik Winther Rasmussen (Malthe), Mercedes Claro Schelin (Laura), Magnus Sjorup (Jonas), Silas Cornelius Van (Kasper), Aksel Vedseggard (Jason), Susse Wold (Rektor)

Running Time: 117 mins

Classification: M (Australia), TV-MA (USA)

ANOTHER ROUND REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Another Round Review:

After the disaster that was Buddy Games you could probably understand why I was a little nervous about sitting down and watching another film about middle aged men getting up to drunken hi-jinks with Another Round. Of course I didn’t factor something major into the equation though – Buddy Games of course came from that merry old country of the USA while Another Round hails from Scandinavia… a region of the world known for its brilliant cinematic pieces.

It is partially true that Another Round is about drunken hi-jinks, because realistically the film goes a lot deeper than that. The film centres around a depressed high school history teacher named Martin (Mads Mikkelsen – Doctor Strange) who is made aware of how far he has sunk into depression when his senior history class raises concerns that they are being so badly taught that they are likely to fail their graduation exams.

That makes Martin realise that his depression is also affecting his marriage and he needs to do something about it. That something is soon discovered when Martin and his school teacher buddies find out about a study, conducted by psychiatrist Finn Skarderud, that has revealed that humans may function better if they are slightly intoxicated. Soon Martin, Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen – The Hunt), Nikolaj (Magnus Millang – Heavy Load) and Peter (Lars Ranthe – Adam’s Apples) are conducting their own ‘research’ into the experiment with mixed results.

What director/screenwriter Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) has created here is one of the most important films of 2021. Often as a man you find yourself going through a range of emotions and never really knowing how to deal with them. Unlike Hollywood would have you think we don’t sit around talking to each other about marriage problems and if we are feeling a bit ‘down’ that week. Instead men hold onto it and let it fester – and sometimes it takes a movie like this one to really make us guys think ‘hey maybe I should do something about that.’

Another Round is not a film that glorifies a drinking culture, to the contrary without spoiling any major plot points I can say that the experiment at hand in the film causes some serious problems for some of the characters at hand. Likewise this isn’t a film that goes for the ‘childish’ style of excessive drinking that films like Buddy Games do, instead this is a film that has some powerful things to say and gets that across beautifully well. The heart and emotion that surrounds this film is understood even more when you realise that the director’s daughter died only days before the film begun shooting… something that touched the entire cast and crew as she was also to have a role in the film.

The powerful screenplay behind Another Round also has a massive affect on the acting performances in the film. Mads Mikkelsen is amazing here to the point where you find yourself asking – could there be an Oscar nomination in the wind? His portrayal of Martin has to be seen to be believed and he is so convincing in the role it really does feel like the audience is being taken on a character journey throughout the film.

I strongly get the feeling that when I put together my Best Of list at the end of this year that Another Round is going to be pretty high on it. This film not only deserves its Golden Globe nominations but is one of the films of the year.

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A Hijacking

Summary: The Danish cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates..

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Denmark

Director: Tobias Lindholm

Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Allan Arnby (Niels Giverson), Pilou Asbaek (Mikkel Hartmann), Abdihakin Asgar (Omar), Amalie Ihle Alstrup (Maria Hartmann),  Amalie Vulff Anderson (Kamilla Hartmann), Linda Laursen (Anette Ludvigsen), Soren Malling (Peter C. Ludvigsen), Roland Moller (Jan Sorenson), Keith Pearson (Kaptajn), Gary Skjoldmose Porter (Connor Julian), Dar Salim (Lars Vestergaard), Bettina Schjerlund

Runtime: 103 mins

Classification:CTC

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘A HIJACKING’:

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘A Hijcaking’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50

Adam Ross: Stars(4)

Please check Adam’s review of ‘A Hijacking’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3.5)

IMDB Rating:  A Hijacking (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘A Hijacking′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Episode 50 for our more in-depth review of ‘A Hijacking’.

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The Hunt

Summary: Lucas is beloved by his students and fellow teachers at his local kindergarten. After a divorce, made especially painful when his wife moved away from town with their teenage son, Marcus, Lucas’ life is recovering with a new girlfriend, and the reforging of his relationship with Marcus. His world comes crashing down, however, when a young girl in his class accuses him of inappropriate behaviour. It’s a simple lie that spirals out of control and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria. Long held friendships are tested as mistrust takes hold, and Lucas must summon all his strength in a brave fight for his life and dignity.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 2nd May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Denmark

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Katrine Brygmann (Kirsten), Ole Dupont (Godsejer/Advokat), Daniel Engstrup (Johan), Lasse Fogelstrom (Marcus), Anne Louise Hassing (Agnes), Bjarne Henriksen (Ole), Karina Fogh Holmkjaer (Ulla), Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jansen (Lars T), Jacob Hojlev Jorgenson (Erik), Jytte Kvinesdal (Inger), Thomas Bo Larsan (Theo), Mads Mikkelsen (Lucas), Lars Ranthe (Bruun), Alexandra Rapaport (Nadja), Rasmus Lind Rubin (Pede), Frank Rubaek (Elias), Soren Ronholt (Big Carsten), Sebastian Bull Sarning (Torsten), Hana Shuan (Tiny), Troels Thorsen (Bent), Thomas Vinterberg (himself), Annika Wedderkopp (Klara), Susse Wold (Grethe)

Runtime: 116 mins

Classification:MA15+

Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Hunt’ Review: Check Episode #30 (available 2nd May, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Hunt’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Hunt′: Nil.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating: The Hunt (2012) on IMDb

The Hunt

Summary: Lucas is beloved by his students and fellow teachers at his local kindergarten. After a divorce, made especially painful when his wife moved away from town with their teenage son, Marcus, Lucas’ life is recovering with a new girlfriend, and the reforging of his relationship with Marcus. His world comes crashing down, however, when a young girl in his class accuses him of inappropriate behaviour. It’s a simple lie that spirals out of control and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria. Long held friendships are tested as mistrust takes hold, and Lucas must summon all his strength in a brave fight for his life and dignity.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 2nd May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Denmark

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Katrine Brygmann (Kirsten), Ole Dupont (Godsejer/Advokat), Daniel Engstrup (Johan), Lasse Fogelstrom (Marcus), Anne Louise Hassing (Agnes), Bjarne Henriksen (Ole), Karina Fogh Holmkjaer (Ulla), Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jansen (Lars T), Jacob Hojlev Jorgenson (Erik), Jytte Kvinesdal (Inger), Thomas Bo Larsan (Theo), Mads Mikkelsen (Lucas), Lars Ranthe (Bruun), Alexandra Rapaport (Nadja), Rasmus Lind Rubin (Pede), Frank Rubaek (Elias), Soren Ronholt (Big Carsten), Sebastian Bull Sarning (Torsten), Hana Shuan (Tiny), Troels Thorsen (Bent), Thomas Vinterberg (himself), Annika Wedderkopp (Klara), Susse Wold (Grethe)

Runtime: 116 mins

Classification:MA15+

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Jagten’ Review: Check Episode #30 (available 2nd May, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Hunt’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Jagten′: Nil.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating: The Hunt (2012) on IMDb