2020 (DENMARK) 117 minutes

Directed by: Thomas Vinterbert

2021 Academy Award Best International Feature Film

There is a theory that alcohol in the blood opens the mind to the outside world, problems seem smaller and creativity increases. We know it well; after the first glass of wine, the conversation lifts, the possibilities open up. Martin is a high school teacher. He feels old and tired. His students and their parents want him terminated. Martin and his three colleagues throw themselves into an experiment to maintain a constant alcohol impact in everyday life. If Churchill won WWII in a dense fog of spirits, what could the strong drops do for them? The result is positive in the beginning. Martin’s class is in a different way now, and the project is being promoted to a real academic study. Slowly, but surely, the alcohol makes the four friends and their surroundings loosen up. The results are rising, and they really begin to feel life. As the experiment progresses for some, it goes off track for others. It becomes clearer and clearer that alcohol can generate great results in world history, but can also have consequences. The film is fun, touching and a thought-provoking drama about friendship, freedom – and alcohol.

Winner – British Academy of Film & TV
Winner – Best Foreign Film – Cesar Awards France
Winner – Best Film – Danish Film Awards
Winner – Audience Award – London Film Festival
Winner – Best Director – San Sebastian International Film Festival

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