Once the brightest teacher at his high school, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) has fallen into a seemingly permanent funk. At a birthday celebration, his three closest colleagues cajole teetotaller Martin into having a celebratory drink. That's when the troublemaker of the group, Nikolaj (Magnus Millang), tells them about an obscure philosopher who says humans aren't born with enough alcohol in their blood. As an “experiment,” he proposes they all drink constantly throughout the day — but only on work days and not after 8 p.m. — to maintain the “proper” blood-alcohol level of 0.05 percent.
Initially they feel great. A reinvigorated Martin begins to engage with his students and shocks his long-suffering wife, Trine (Maria Bonnevie), with his newfound zest. But as the gang pushes their experiment further, the men begin to experience serious problems, from erratic behavior to an inability to limit their intake.
In Norwegian with English subtitles.
|Cast:||Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe, Maria Bonnevie, Thomas Larsen, Susse Wold, Helene Neumann, Martin Greis-Rosenthal, Diem Gbogou, Morten Thunbo, Dorte Højsted|
|Studio:||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
|Producer(s):||Kasper Dissing, Sisse Jørgensen, Sisse Graum Jørgensen|
|Writer(s):||Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm|