Another Round (aka Druk) | 2020 | NR | – 5.3.5
Four middle-aged high school teachers (Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Magnus Millang) in Copenhagen agree to consume alcohol daily, hoping that a consistent blood alcohol level will make their lives better. At first, things seem better, but in time, unwanted behaviors emerge that reflect unresolved issues. Also with Maria Bonnevie and Susse Wold. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. In Danish with English Subtitles. [Running Time: 1:57]
Another Round SEX/NUDITY 5
– In a dark tent at night, in lantern light, we see the head, neck and shoulders of a man and a woman, with the man lying on top of the woman and he thrusts very quickly many times and the woman moans, groans and finally weeps; the movement stops and the scene ends.
► Two male teens hug and kiss for a few seconds in front of many people.
► A woman admits to her husband that she had an affair and he becomes angry (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man tells two other men that he put a woman in a clamp in his workshop and gave her “A little D-sharp” (sex is implied). A man in a cafe holds a woman’s hand and says, “I love you,” and she sobs and leaves. We hear that a man and a woman are divorced. A man asks a male friend if he has ever considered cheating on his wife and the answer is no.
► A teen girl wears different tube tops in three scenes, revealing cleavage. Several male and female high school students wear short-shorts or clingy tights in a gym class as they jog around the floor. A piano player in a bar wears only briefs and we see his bare shoulders, arms, chest, and one thigh and lower leg. A man dances and does pelvic thrusts.
Another Round VIOLENCE/GORE 3
– A man takes his dog to a dock where he stumbles (he’s likely drunk) and takes the dog onto a boat; we later see a coffin in a church and we hear that it contains the man and men carry the coffin outdoors and one man later wipes tears away.
► A drinking race involves pairs of teens each carrying a case of beer bottles as they run a distance around a lake and back to a certain point, after drinking a bottle of beer; one boy vomits in the grass (we see goo). A sequence shows four men in their homes alone in dim light, bending over, gagging, choking, coughing, crying out and falling down; they each have empty wine and beer bottles around them (please see the Substance Use category for more details) and the next morning they all look haggard. A teacher gathers other teachers for a meeting and says she heard that bottles of alcoholic beverages were found on the premises as a man stumbles into the room, slurring his words, falls over a chair, and is helped out of the room, unconscious; the scene cuts to another man dragging the unconscious man into his house and onto a bed. Two train inspectors enter a rail car and tell teens there to hold down their noise and a teen boy handcuffs one of the inspectors to a handrail (please see the Substance Use category for more details).
► A high school principal says the school will have zero-tolerance for alcohol during the next semester. A teacher is confronted by several parents in a schoolroom who tell him he is indifferent; he replies that the students keep their heads stuck in their cell phones and maybe they should get another teacher. A music teacher switches off the lights in the music room, lowers the window shades, tells teen boys and girls to hold hands, and has them sing in the dark. A man and woman argue at home briefly and he shouts and slams glasses and plates from the kitchen table onto the floor and tells her to get out (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details); she leaves with their teen sons, but texts him in a later scene that she misses him. A teacher describes three men: one as suffering from polio, hypertension, anemia, obesity, infidelity, heavy alcohol use, and chain-smoking, another man as suffering from obesity, alcoholism, and chain cigar smoking, and a third having only positive characteristics; the class chooses number three as a good political candidate and the teacher says the first two men were FDR and Churchill, while the third was Adolf Hitler.
► A man in a crowded bar eats a 1,000-Kroner bill. A man tells another man that his three children sleep with him and his wife, peeing in the bed nightly. We see a five-year-old boy sleeping on top of a man on a couch and the man awakens, shouting that the boy urinated on him. In a nighttime bedroom scene, a man’s wife shouts angrily that he urinated in bed; she turns on the light and we see a wet sheet as she shouts and carries their children into another room and the man falls to the floor and stays there under a quilt. A man rubs his dog’s rear end for several seconds, stating that he needs to help the dog urinate (we see no urine).
Another Round LANGUAGE 5
– About 5 F-words, 17 scatological terms (including 3 vomits), 2 anatomical terms, 15 mild obscenities, name-calling (bonkers, broad, crazy), exclamations (shut-up, shhh, jeez, boom, phew, what the…), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. For God’s Sake, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |
Another Round SUBSTANCE USE
– A woman states that her country [Denmark] drinks too much, there are a few scenes of men and women and a few scenes of teen boys and teen girls drinking bottles of beer outdoors and dancing, men and women in a bar drink alcohol shots and dance, four men at a restaurant discuss a theory that having a consistent blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05% makes you more creative and relaxed and they agree to try it by drinking at work (they’re high school teachers) daily and stopping alcohol intake by 8:00 PM and having no alcohol on weekends, four men agree to increase their BAC to 0.10%, a man says “We are not alcoholics,” two men use small breathalyzers to check their BAC a few times and one of the men drinks several glasses of vodka while checking his BAC each time until it reaches 0.18% and he slides down a wall semiconscious, four men at a restaurant drink champagne, draft beer and then drink glasses of vodka and wine and they slur their words and sway a few times, a husband drinks two glasses of wine at dinner and his wife drinks a glass of wine, a husband in a cafe drinks water and his wife drinks a glass of wine quickly; photos show several world leaders drinking vodka and large glasses of beer, video footage shows a Russian premier staggering on stage and then dancing wildly, another Russian leader is shown slurring his words as he speaks to a camera, another Russian leader talks loudly as he sways and tells jokes in a parliament chamber and the premier and a U.S. President laugh uncontrollably, a man says Russia was built by people who drink and drive; many teens drink bottles of beer at a harbor and on a train while shouting and laughing, a teacher tells teens “you drink like pigs” and says that Ulysses S. Grant as well as Hemingway and Churchill all drank heavily so drinking may not be bad, a teen boy admits to having 55 alcoholic drinks per week, a man tells a teen boy who is anxious about a final oral exam to drink alcohol before the test, a man has a water bottle of vodka and both he and a teen boy drink from it, a teen boy in an exam room sips from a bottle of vodka at a teacher’s suggestion (he does not appear to be drunk), and a teacher drinks vodka from a water bottle outside where he coaches elementary boys’ soccer and he talks loudly and slurs his words while swaying (after the boys win a game, parents cheer the drunk coach); captions for a male teacher in a few sequences of drinking many glasses of vodka before and after breakfast as well as from a water bottle at work and from a pint bottle in a washroom stall show a BAC of 0.05% then 0.067% and finally 0.12%, a man drives to work with a 0.12% BAC and he stumbles in the street bumping into people and slams into a wall (he cuts his upper gum and we see a little blood), a man is found passed out in front of his house and his teen son helps him inside, and a teacher is confronted by a maintenance man who found two bottles and a flask of whiskey among the teacher’s belongings and we later hear that the teacher was fired; four men gather in a home and one man’s wife enters and asks if the man is drunk and he says no, four men mix drinks of absinthe and four other liquors and drink the mix while coughing and shuddering (they drink several rounds and dance), a man asks a male friend to drive him home because he’s been drinking and the first man shows a vodka bottle in his satchel, and a man arrives home drunk and falls into his front hallway where he climbs on his hands and knees up the stairs; a man stops drinking and after helping a drunk friend home tells the second man to stop drinking but the second man drinks beer as soon as the first man leaves, four men discuss stopping drinking, a man types on a screen that he and his three friends are suffering from alcoholism, and four men agree to become sober but one of the men drinks beer at home and dies while trying to sail a boat (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details); three men in a cafe toast a deceased friend with glasses of beer and go on to a restaurant where they drink champagne and vodka, three men celebrate with teen boys and teen girls at a harbor and they all drinking from bottles of champagne and cans of beer as they dance, teens shake bottles of champagne and spray the alcohol at each other, a man falls but is not hurt as another man dances around the teens before doing a does cartwheel and a front flip and he jumps into the harbor. Three scenes include a different man each time smoking a cigarette outdoors.
Another Round DISCUSSION TOPICS
– Drinking alcohol constantly and to excess, midlife crises, male insecurity, raising children, boredom, self-confidence, courage, joy, passion, being drunk, underage drinking, alcoholism.
Another Round MESSAGE
– Alcohol use may seem to improve life in the short term, but one must accept that he or she is fallible in order to be a success and to love others.
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