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When watching Thomas Vinterberg films, I can’t help but notice one persistent motive: the films are all about stories of broken families and childhood traumas, and they are always caused by hypocrisy and lies from the past.

Starting with his first big hit, The Celebration, we can easily see that in the plot. We have the abusive father, Helge, who tries to cover his crimes of the past by being the good old rich patriarch he is. But keeping in mind this is a Dogme film, and Dogme is about crushing the . . .

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