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THE COMMUNE

by Thomas Vinterberg

synopsis

Erik and Anna are an academic couple with a dream. Together with their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik's huge villa in an upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family at the centre of the story, we are invited into their dream of a real commune. We participate in the house meetings, the dinners and parties. There is friendship, love and togetherness under one roof, until an earth-shattering love affair puts the small community to its greatest test yet. The film is a humorous, delicate but also painful and touching portrait of an entire generation, a gentle yet confrontational declaration of love for a group of idealists and dreamers who have long since awakened to reality.

international title: The Commune
original title: Kollektivet
country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
film run: 112'
release date: DK 14/01/2016, It 31/03/2016, ES 16/12/2016, HU 28/04/2016, FR 18/01/2017
screenplay: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen
cinematography by: Jesper Tøffner
film editing: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
art director: Niels Sejer
producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
production: Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst, Zentropa International Sweden, Topkapi Films, Zentropa International Netherlands
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution, Le Pacte, Vertigo Media