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A Danish movie from 1998 by Thomas Vinterberg. Produced under the strict regulations of the Dogme95 manifesto. The story in brief: A rich family patriach is celebrating his 60 years birthday having a diner with about 30 ppl invited. The ambience is light, and as dusk falls and the diner is served, the host is met by spontaneous outbursts of applause and song.
When one of his four children eventually clears his throat and calls for silence only he knows what is to come. A speech to shock, a speech to shatter. The most heart-breaking night in living memory is about to descend on the unsuspecting guest.
This movie gets under your skin, especially because of its camera movement and intense quietness - both results of the Dogme95.
Go see it!

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