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thumbnail The Dinner (2014, Italy)

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Director: Ivano De Matteo
Starring: Alessandro Gassman, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi Lo Cascio, Barbora Bobulova, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
Genre: Drama
Duration: 92 mins

Italian director Ivano De Matteo beautifully adapts Herman Koch’s best-seller with an all-star Italian cast in this film about two brothers who seem to have it all. The dinner is a regular event in which two brothers, paediatrician Paolo and lawyer Massimo, meet with their wives at an expensive restaurant despite the women’s mutual dislike. However, tensions between the two brothers and their families escalate when a video of Paolo’s son and Massimo’s daughter beating a homeless woman to death, shows up. De Matteo has brilliantly expanded on elements of the novel resulting in heightened complexities in the characters and a slow burning tension that builds to a surprising climax.

Screening Date: 24-Apr-16

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