On Mon September 20 with English subs at 9:10 pm
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, maker of Festen, Jagten, Kollektivet, and more, proves that he is still one of the greats of European cinema with his latest film Druk. This perfect mix of drama and comedy about freedom and friendship as well as alcohol has already garnered dozens of international film awards. Vinterberg wrote the screenplay together with Tobias Lindholm, with actor Mads Mikkelsen, one of Vinterberg's regulars, starring as the lead.
High school teacher Martin (Mikkelsen) feels old and tired, which shows in his uninspired way of teaching. His students and their parents would rather see him leave and so he decides to up the teaching experience by putting into practice a rather controversial theory: human beings only function to their best potential with half a per mille alcohol in their bloodstreams at all times. Martin and three of his colleagues start the experiment. It works out well, so why not increase the blood alcohol level slightly? "Druk" is Danish for "binge drinking".