The Celebration (1998)

Director
Thomas Vinterberg

Main cast
Ulrich Thomsen; Henning Moritzen; Thomas Bo Larsen; Paprika Steen; Birthe Neumann

Genres
Drama

Description
A Danish film produced in the Dogma style by Thomas Vinterberg that portrays a family having a party for their father when one son makes a toast speech that tells the truth about the murder of their eldest sister possibly involving the father.


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