Another Round


Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:116 minutes
Production Country:Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Original Language:Danish, Swedish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Thomas Vinterberg
Cast:Mads Mikkelsen
Thomas Bo Larsen
Lars Ranthe
Magnus Millang


“Another Round” is a fun, moving, life-affirming and thought-provoking drama about friendship, freedom, love — and alcohol.

There's a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends — all weary high school teachers — embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.

If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?

Initial results are positive, and the teachers' little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.

Underscored by delicate and affecting camerawork, director Thomas Vinterberg's spry script, co-written with regular collaborator Tobias Lindholm, uses this bold premise to explore the euphoria and pain of an unbridled life. Playing a once brilliant but now world-weary shell of a man, the ever-surprising Mads Mikkelsen delivers a fierce and touching performance.

“Another Round” has garnered critical acclaim and rave audience reviews and awards at prestigious film festivals around the world.