Zentropa has released the first still photo from Thomas Vinterberg’s next feature film, ANOTHER ROUND.
Apart from the still, Zentropa and sales agents TrustNordisk announce that the film has been sold to more than 30 territories worldwide.
With this new highly anticipated modern drama, Vinterberg re-unites a major part of his team from the heartrending drama THE HUNT (2012), which took the world audience by storm and was nominated for a Golden Globe®, an Academy Award® and the Cannes Palme d’Or.
Vinterberg’s reunion includes fellow Academy Award®-nominee scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm as well as internationally acclaimed actor Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen and Lars Ranthe, who will play the leading roles together with Magnus Millang, who has also featured in Vinterberg’s previous dramas.
The film is currently in editing and is expected to have its local theatrical release in Denmark in autumn 2020.
There’s a theory that we should be born with a share of alcohol in our blood. That modest intoxication opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all tired high school teachers, embark on an experiment to uphold a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?
Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project is elevated to a genuine academic study gathering results. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, the experiment progresses for some and derails for others. It grows increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.
Cast and crew
Vinterberg is acknowledged for his impressive portfolio of heartrending dramas, including THE CELEBRATION (1998) which won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and was nominated for the Palme d’Or and a Golden Globe®, award-winning THE HUNT (2012) and Silver Berlin Bear-winning THE COMMUNE (2016). For this new project, he re-teams with award-winning and highly acclaimed scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm, who also acted as co-scriptwriter on Vinterberg’s THE HUNT (2012) and THE COMMUNE (2016).
ANOTHER ROUND will star an exclusive Danish A-list cast, including Mads Mikkelsen, who won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at Cannes Film Festival 2012 for his role in THE HUNT. Mads Mikkelsen has obtained great international success already and starred in several blockbusters, including ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016), DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) and CASINO ROYALE (2006). In 2011, he received the European Film Academy’s honorary award of European Achievement in World Cinema.
In addition to Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen (THE WAVE, 2015; THE HUNT, 2012), Lars Ranthe (Emmy Award®-winning RIDE UPON THE STORM, 2017-2018; THE HUNT, 2012) and Magnus Millang (THE COMMUNE, 2016), the main cast will include actresses Susse Wold (THE HUNT, 2012), Maria Bonnevie (A SECOND CHANCE,2014; RECONSTRUCTION, 2003) and Helene Reingaard Neumann (THE COMMUNE, 2016).
Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing for Zentropa Entertainments3 in co-production with Film i Väst, Zentropa Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa Netherlands with support from Danish Film Institute, TV 2 DENMARK, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.