#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The Father turns 60. His family, which is a big one of the kind, gathers to celebrate him on a castle. Everybody likes and respects the father deeply…or do they? The youngest son is trying to live up to the father’s expectations. He is running a grill-bar in a dirty part of Copenhagen. The oldest son runs a restaurant in France, while the sister is a anthropologist. The older sister has recently committed suicide and the father asks the oldest son to say a few words about her, because he is afraid he will break into tears if he does it himself. The oldest son agrees without argument. Actually he has already written two speeches. A yellow and a green one. By the table, he asks the father to pick a speech. The father chooses green. The oldest son announces that this is the Speech of Truth. Everybody laughs, except for the father who gets a nervous look on his face. For he knows that the oldest son is about to reveal the secret of why the oldest sister killed herself.
Plot: 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.
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If you haven’t seen this… go right now!
A film so involving that a score, proper editing, and lighting are hardly missed. You are experiencing this world first hand… and what a screwed up, wonderful journey it is. I can’t even begin to go into the story because it would be a crime. You have to see this for yourself. Don’t be disuaded by the subtitles or strange look of the movie. Let it run for fifteen minutes and you’ll be hooked. This is a powerful, powerful little movie. Guranteed to stay with you days after you’ve seen it. Do yourself a huge favor and rent this movie asap. If you’re fed up with the cookie cutter Hollywood garbage this will be most refreshing.
Provocative dialogue ensures rapt attention
Vinterberg’s “Festen” which follows the strict guidelines of Dogma 95 could perhaps be hampered in its artistic approach, but not so here. Indeed with the hand-held camera the reality of the scene is intensified to such an extent one feels an integral part of the drama.
It’s a family celebration of father Helge’s 60th birthday. It’s strange though that all the guests seem to arrive at the same time, speeding up the driveway in great excitement. There is lots of noise. hugs and kisses and the camera intruding in a mischievous way.
This family has some terrible dark secrets known to some, not to all. They are divulged by the eldest son Christian (Ulrich Thomson) in his dinner speech toasting his father. This is a wonderful scene, tense, sharp, riveting. The guests are shaken to the core. Is he telling the truth or is he having a wicked game with the assembled company? It’s great stuff – really compelling drama.
The history of the family can be pieced together from information revealed in a series of toasts, but Christian’s contribution renders the party speechless. It’s a fairly noisy film with lots of people talking together, having arguments (Christian’s brother Michael N/A has an uncontrollable temper) or screaming in frustration. These out bursts contrast so well with the scenes of stunned silence. They are quite electrifying moments – no words are necessary.
Films like this one make movie-watching well worthwhile. No wonder it won a Jury Prize.
Original Language da
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Director Thomas Vinterberg
Writer Thomas Vinterberg (screenplay), Mogens Rukov (screenplay), Thomas Vinterberg (idea)
Actors Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen
Country Denmark, Sweden
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 22 nominations.
Production Company Nimbus Film, SVT Drama, Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, Danmarks Radio
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera Sony DCR-PC3
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (PAL)
Cinematographic Process DV
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)