The Dinner

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Gripping psychological thriller about a family plunged into crisis as their children are implicated in a murder.

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  • Director Ivan De Matteo
  • Producers Marco Poccioni, Marco Valsania
  • Screenwriters Valentin Ferlan, Ivan De Matteo
  • With Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessandro Gassman, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Barbora Bobulova
  • Italy 2014
  • 92 mins
  • Production company Rodeo Drive

Two siblings and their wives meet regularly for a meal. Their respective teenage children are close friends at school. All is regular, normal and dull, until one fateful night. The children are out, someone dies and suddenly the families face an appalling moral dilemma. Based on Dutch author Herman Koch’s best-selling thriller ‘Our Children’, The Dinner is a sharp, intelligent and enthralling psychological drama, carefully plotted, with brilliantly staged emotional explosions. It is also considerably enhanced by the nuanced characterisation and subtle performances.

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  • Director Marco Bonfanti
  • Italy 2014
  • 10 mins

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