1h51 / numérique / couleur / vostf Screenplay : Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm Casting : Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Susse Wold Production : Morten Kaufmann, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Zentropa Cinematography : Charlotte Bruus Christensen Sound : Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, Thomas Jæger Editing : Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen Distribution : Pretty Pictures Award obtained : Prix d’interprétation masculine, Festival de Cannes 2012 / Award for best actor for Mads Mikkelsen, 2012 Cannes Film Festival
After a difficult divorce, forty-year-old Lucas has found a new girlfriend and a new job, and he concentrates on rebuilding his relationship with Marcus, his teenage son. But something goes wrong. Nothing much. A passing remark. A little white lie. And when the snow begins to fall and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus, plunging the small community into mass hysteria and forcing Lucas to fight for his life and his dignity.
A ruthlessly efficient witch hunt, and a masterful performance by Mads Mikkelsen.