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The Dinner (2017)

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Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

Director:

Oren Moverman

Writers:

Herman Koch (based on the novel by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chernus ... Dylan Heinz
Taylor Rae Almonte ... Kamryn Velez
Steve Coogan ... Paul Lohman
Charlie Plummer ... Michael Lohman
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Rick Lohman
Miles J. Harvey ... Beau Lohman
Laura Hajek ... Anna
Laura Linney ... Claire Lohman
Richard Gere ... Stan Lohman
Rebecca Hall ... Katelyn Lohman
George Shepherd George Shepherd ... Stephen Whitney (as George Shephard)
Adepero Oduye ... Nina
Joel Bissonnette ... Antonio
Patrick Kevin Clark ... Conor
Chloë Sevigny ... Barbara Lohman
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Storyline

A former history teacher and his wife Claire meet at a fancy restaurant with his elder brother, a prominent politician and his wife Babette. The plan is to discuss over dinner how to handle a crime committed by their teenage sons. The violent act of the two boys had been filmed by a security camera and shown on TV, but, so far, they have not been identified. The parents have to decide on what to do. Written by AnonymousB

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How far would you go...to protect your children? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The author of the book 'The Dinner', Herman Koch, walked away from the European premiere in Berlin on February 10, 2017. He did not wish to stay for the after-party, nor talk to the director, cast members or audience. The reason was that he did not like the movie at all, mostly for the script which he thought had transferred his cynical story into a moral tale. Of the three movies made from his book, "this one is easily the worst", Koch said to Dutch newspaper NRC (Feb 11, 2017). "That after-party would have been rather awkward. What would I have done? Shake hands with everybody and tell them I hated their movie?" Koch disliked the movie's reference to themes like American violence and the stigma of mental illness. "That 'didactical' tone, isn't it killing?", Koch said. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Dinner (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gyae Su
Written by Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor
Performed by Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band
(c) 2015 Strut Records / Comet Records
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Waste of time
2 January 2020 | by bunny1321See all my reviews

This movie had so much potential... It started nice, with some good jokes but the end was awful!! Very Disappointed!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2017 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$653,944, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$1,323,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,544,921
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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