Another Round


D: Thomas Vinterberg

Nordisk / Zentropa / Film I Väst / Topkapi / Danish Film Institute / TV2 Danmark / Eurimages / Netherlands Film Fund / Swedish Film Institute (Sisse Graum Jørgensen & Kasper Dissing)

Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands 🇩🇰🇸🇪🇳🇱 2020

117 mins


W: Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm

DP: Sturla Brandth Grøvien

Ed: Anne Østerud & Janus Billeskov Jansen

Mus: Janus Billeskov Jansen

Mads Mikkelsen (Martin), Thomas Bo Larsen (Tommy), Magnus Millang (Nikolaj), Lars Ranthe (Peter), Maria Bonnevie (Anika)

In this Danish black comedy, Mads Mikkelsen plays a middle-aged college professor who theorises with his friends that their lives and behaviours will improve if they drink every day to keep their blood alcohol at a certain constant level, and whilst the early days of their experiment does seem to have some success, the practice leads to alcoholism and makes their problems worse.

The original Danish title was Druk, which translates to “binge drinking”, but I actually think Another Round is a much better title.  The cast are impressive, but the always excellent Mads Mikkelsen does a spectacular job carrying the film as the main character the plot develops around.

An American remake went into the works almost immediately following this film’s release, but I’m sure it will be watered down.


Another Round
Another Round
Did You Know:
It was originally intended for Mads Mikkelson’s character to have a son & a daughter, rather than two sons, with the daughter played by the director’s daughter Ida Maria Vinterberg.
Unfortunately, Ida died in a car accident in Belgium shortly after filming had begun.
The film is dedicated to her.

Award Wins & Nominations:


Wins: 0

Nominations: 4 (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Screenplay - Original, Best Foreign Language Film)


Wins: 1 (Best International Feature Film)

Nominations: 1 (Best Director)


Wins: 1 (Best Foreign Language Film)

Nominations: 3 (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay)


Alliance of Women Film Journalists (Best Non-English Language Film); Amanda Awards (Best Foreign Film); Atlanta Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Bodil Awards (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay); Chicago Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); CinEuphoria (Best Actor); Cesar Awards (Best Foreign Film); Danish Film Awards (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing); European Film Awards (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenwriter(s)); Georgia Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Gold Derby Awards (Best International Film); Goya Awards (Best European Film); Indiana Film Journalists Association (Best Foreign Film); Jupiter Awards (Best International Actor); Kansas Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Las Vegas Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); London Critics Circle (Best Foreign Film); Music City Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Phoenix Film Critics Society (Best Foreign Film); San Francisco Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); St Louis Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Washington DC Film Critics (Best Foreign Film)