A group of friends embark on an experiment of being mildly intoxicated throughout the workday to heighten productivity in this hilarious and moving film starring Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, The Hunt).
Martin (Mikkelsen) and his three friends are disillusioned schoolteachers who are largely unenthusiastic about both their professional and personal lives. When they come across a theory that constant modest inebriation could lead to an open mind, diminished anxiety and increased creativity, they decide to give it a shot.
Flasks at the ready, the friends go about their school days, slightly loaded, and find the initial results highly encouraging. They lead their classes with new vigour and the students are far more engaged. But when they decide to expand their experiment, things get a bit more complicated. Director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt; The Commune, SFF 2016; Festen; Kursk, SFF 2019) and Mikkelsen are both on top form in this rousing and provocative film.
Runtime: 116 mins
See the full SFF Summer Season at the State line-up
Sun 17 Jan at 7pm
Full Price – $24
Concession – $18.50
+ booking fee
The State Theatre has a hearing loop located in the Mezzanine. Optimal seats in the Mezzanine are Row G seats 13-44.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
Language: Danish with English subtitles
Latecomers may be seated in seats other than their allocated seat.
Thomas Vinterberg is one of Denmark's most important, award-winning, and internationally celebrated directors. His 1998 breakthrough Festen was the world’s first Dogme 95 film and won the Cannes Jury Prize. His other films include Kursk (SFF 2019), The Commune (SFF 2016), Far From the Madding Crowd (SFF 2015) and The Hunt (2012), which earned Mads Mikkelsen the Best Actor Award at Cannes.
Director Thomas Vinterberg
Writer Tobias Lindholm
Writer Thomas Vinterberg
Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Producer Kasper Dissing
Thomas Bo Larsen
Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment
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