YOU CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY.
In the 1970s, Erik and Anna (Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm) invite a few acquaintances to share their big house, but settling into a collective has its challenges. A film that tries something along the lines of Together (2000). It’s the wife who comes up with the idea of starting a collective, but the husband turns out to be the one who begins to experiment. Thomsen is fine in that part, but Dyrholm is excellent as the broadcaster who’s walking straight into a crisis. Rich period details, but almost every event and consequence in the movie is predictable, leaving us entertained but not really moved.
2016-Denmark-Sweden. 111 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Play: Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov. Editing: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen. Cast: Ulrich Thomsen (Erik), Trine Dyrholm (Anna), Fares Fares (Allon), Julie Agnete Vang, Lars Ranthe, Helene Reingaard Neumann.
Trivia: Original title: Kollektivet.
Berlin: Best Actress (Dyrholm). European Film Awards: Best Editing.