Mads Mikkelsen reunites with the Danish director of 2013 Oscar nominee The Hunt for this Oscar-winning story of a group of friends who put a controversial theory - that maintaining a certain blood alcohol level improves social performance - to the test.
A Norwegian philosopher argues man is born with a blood alcohol level that is 0.5% too low. Inspired by that theory, Martin (Mikkelsen) and three of his friends and high school teachers launch a drinking experiment. Their mundane existence is an endless row of trivialities so this project might be exactly what they need.
If Churchill won WWII in a heavy daze of alcohol, imagine how the powerful drops can affect the daily humdrum? The four teachers - and a handful of students - decide to uphold a constant level of intoxication. Under the influence our four friends become braver, more musical, teaching grows interesting and results soar. As the units are knocked back the experiment both progresses and derails. It becomes clear that while alcohol historically has fuelled great results, all actions have consequences.
Best International Film at the 2021 Academy Awards; Best Film (not in English language) at the 2021 BAFTAs.
2020Rating: M, Sex scenes & offensive language117 minsDenmark
New Zealand’s binge-drinking culture has many downsides, but perhaps one of its rare benefits is that local audiences seeing Another Round may bring with them a similar attitude to alcohol as that demonstrated onscreen by heavy-drinking Danes. “This entire country drinks like maniacs!” a character exclaims at one point—to which Kiwis may opt to shrug “hold my beer”.