Overview

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.

  1. Thomas Vinterberg

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mogens Rukov

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ulrich Thomsen

    Ulrich Thomsen

    Christian Klingenfeldt

  2. Henning Moritzen

    Henning Moritzen

    Faderen Helge Klingenfeldt

  3. Thomas Bo Larsen

    Thomas Bo Larsen

    Michael

  4. Paprika Steen

    Paprika Steen

    Helene

  5. Birthe Neumann

    Birthe Neumann

    Moderen

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The Celebration
The Celebration

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Original Title Festen

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 20, 1998
    Premiere

    Meaning

Original Language Danish

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget $1,300,000.00

Revenue -

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