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Kollektivet (2016)

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A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

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Anna
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Allon
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Erik
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Mona
Lars Ranthe ...
Ole
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Helene Reingaard Neumann ...
Emma
Oliver Methling Søndergaard ...
Johannes
Lise Koefoed ...
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Magnus Millang ...
Steffen
Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen ...
Freja
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Jesper
Anne Gry Henningsen ...
Ditte
Rasmus Lind Rubin ...
Peter
Ulver Skuli Abildgaard ...
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A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

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The film is based on Thomas Vinterberg's play of the same name, which is inspired by his colourful childhood in an academic commune north of Copenhagen. See more »

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Erik: 450 square meters is too big. The difference between living together and not is that you can feel, see and hear each other.
Anna: Or perhaps living in a small place makes you small-minded
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Love, friendship, betrayal and deception
24 April 2016 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

The emotional upheaval of a tightly-knit community has become Thomas Vinterberg's trademark as a film maker. He explored this theme with great success in 'Festen' and in 'Jagten', and now he does it in 'Kollektivet'. This time, the community is a group of people living together in a large house, a way of living that was trendy in the sixties and seventies. The group consists of friends and acquaintances of architect Erik and journalist Anna. Together, they fill up the huge villa he inherited from his parents. Anna thinks this social experiment can add some spice into her life. After all, she has been married to the same man and doing the same job for fifteen years.

But the cozy atmosphere of having meals and drinking beer together with a group of friends, turns sour when Erik introduces someone new into the group: his girlfriend, a young and pretty student. His wife Anna agrees with this arrangement, and in fact proposes it, hoping to keep Erik close to her. But predictably, the whole experiment ends in tears, fights and bitter reproaches.

Vinterberg's film has a different tone of voice than 'Festen' and 'Jagten'. It is a bit more lighthearted, and less harsh. He not only analyzes the emotional feelings of the characters, but also shows how society has changed in the last forty years. What struck me, was how easily Erik gets away with abject male-centred behaviour. He cheats on his wife practically in front of her eyes, and seems to have hardly any emotional connection to her or their daughter. In the end, it is his girlfriend who has to point out to him that his wife is having an emotional breakdown. But even then, he doesn't see the damage he has created. Instead, he complains that all these 'women issues' distract him from his work. Nowadays, a man would get a slap in the face after saying something like that.

The seventies-atmosphere adds an extra dimension to the film, and the period setting makes it an easier viewing experience than 'Jagten' or 'Festen'. At the same time, it is also less intense. It's nice to watch, but doesn't make you shift uneasily in your chair.


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