There is a theory that man is born with half a per mille too little. Reuniting the talents of star Mads Mikkelsen and director Thomas Vinterberg (their 2012 film The Hunt resonates as a haunting portrait of mob mentality), Another Round takes our preconceived notions towards addiction dramas and cleverly subverts them at every turn. That’s one or two glasses of wine, and he says that people should drink to that level and maintain it. At a dinner celebrating Nikolaj’s fortieth birthday, the group begins to discuss physiatrist Finn Skårderud, who has theorized that having a blood alcohol content of 0,5 makes you more creative and relaxed. Still finding their lives improved, the group decides to attempt binge drinking to observe how their bodies and minds respond. On the first day, Martin, in the school bathroom, pulls out a pint of Smirnoff and takes a couple of swigs. Thomas Vinterberg crafts a fun if surprisingly anodyne movie that celebrates moderation. Teachers Martin, Tommy, Peter and Nikolaj are colleagues and friends at a gymnasium in Copenhagen. Another Round is written by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, the writers behind the acclaimed 2012 Danish feature film The Hunt, which starred Mikkelsen as a …
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The exact details of what took place while Talib Ben Hassi (19) was in police custody remain unclear. He says that if you do, you’re more relaxed and poised and musical and open. Martin and his friends agree that they’ll go to school and try this out as an experiment, recording the results as if they were composing a scientific research paper. He sits in front of his social-studies class, in an unbuttoned plaid shirt worn over a T-shirt, trying to connect with his students, but they’ve stopped responding to him. Kenneth Kjær. If Churchill won World War II in a dense fog of spirits, what could the strong drops do for them and their students?
A seriously ill woman tries to find her long-lost child with the help of a man in the middle of a burnout and a blind archivist. Yet just as we’re settling into Martin in his new mode of tipsy liberation, one of the other teachers — Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen), the dour gym coach — gets his secret stash of liquor discovered at school, creating a mini scandal. We’re eager to see the alcohol transform Martin, and there’s one lively (if a bit too on-the-nose) scene in which he teaches his students that FDR and Churchill were both major drinkers yet finer leaders than Hitler, who was a teetotaler.