The Commune | Kollektivet

2016 | 111 minutes | Drama
3.3 out of 5 stars
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Written by: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Fares Fares, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Lars Ranthe

Erik, a lecturer in architecture, inherits his father’s large old house in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. His wife Anna, a well-known television newscaster, suggests that they invite their friends to come and live with them to avoid the boredom that has begun to creep into their marriage.

Before long, a dozen women, men and children move into the country house, make collective decisions, engage in discussions and go swimming together in the nearby Øresund strait. They also rub each other up the wrong way on account of their respective idiosyncrasies.

The commune’s fragile equilibrium threatens to come undone when Erik falls in love with his student Emma and she moves into the house.