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* LiquidCourage: One of the primary effects the teachers are going for is using alcohol to make them more self-confident. It actually works for a while.

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One of the primary effects the teachers are going for is using alcohol to make them more self-confident. It actually works for a while.

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** One teacher uses it on a student who is having a nervous breakdown due to having to repeat a year in school unless he passes an exam. The teacher takes him aside and have him drink to the point of going over the 0.05% point like the teachers.


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* ParentalSubstitute: Tommy becomes this to "Specs" who is implied to be bullied or at least left out by the other kids. Tommy coaches him to be an adept soccer player which wins "Specs" the respect of his peers and Tommy the respect of the team. [[spoiler:Notably "Specs inspired the other children to sing the danish national anthem at Tommy's funeral"]].

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* FreezeFrameEnding: The film ends with a freeze-frame on Martin as he's jumping off the pier in the middle of a drunken dance number.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Some of the drinking hijinks among the students may come off as improbable to some viewers. They are, however, based on the director's daughter's anecdotes of her own drinking escapades and some of the students featured in these scenes are her own classmates. Those who have attended a Danish gymnasium will likely be able to corroborate the authentic, [[UpToEleven if heightened]], nature of these scenes.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: The seemingly improbable drinking hijinks among the students are based on the director's daughter's anecdotes of her own drinking escapades. The students featured in these scenes are her own classmates.
** Whether or not the student drinking comes off as this trope probably depends on [[ValuesDissonance the viewer's cultural background,]] as they are grounded very firmly in contemporary Danish youth culture.


** Whether or not the student drinking comes off as this trope probably depends on the [[ValuesDissonance viewer's cultural background,]] as they are grounded very firmly in contemporary Danish youth culture.

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** Whether or not the student drinking comes off as this trope probably depends on the [[ValuesDissonance the viewer's cultural background,]] as they are grounded very firmly in contemporary Danish youth culture.

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** Whether or not the student drinking comes off as this trope probably depends on the [[ValuesDissonance viewer's cultural background,]] as they are grounded very firmly in contemporary Danish youth culture.

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* VisualTitleDrop: In Danish, the word "Druk" can be seen on the banner hanging on the truck that the graduates rode to the pier, in the last scene.

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* DeskSweepOfRage: Martin sweeps all the dinner fixings off the table after his wife admits that she cheated on him. Martin being drunk helped.

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* TitleDrop: In English at least, as one of the gang says "here's another round" as they set out to reach "maximum BAC".


* AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler: It's left ambiguous if Tommy stumbled off his boat by accident or if he deliberately drowned himself.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: It's left ambiguous if Tommy stumbled off his boat by accident or if he deliberately drowned himself.]]


* TheAlcoholic: All members of the group know full well that their experiment may very likely result in alcoholism. In the end though, only Tommy succumbs.

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* TheAlcoholic: All members of the group know full well that their experiment may very likely result in alcoholism. In the end though, only Tommy succumbs. It's somewhat questionable if they weren't already alcoholics to begin with, given how enthusiastic they were about advancing from drinking quite a bit casually to drinking constantly in their day-to-day lives.



* CoolTeacher: After getting drunk, the four teachers each become more engaged and confident. Martin in particular becomes cool to this students.

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* CoolTeacher: After getting drunk, the four teachers each become more engaged and confident. Martin in particular becomes cool to this his students.


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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: It's left ambiguous if Tommy stumbled off his boat by accident or if he deliberately drowned himself.]]

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Four middle-aged teachers and colleagues at a high school in Copenhagen, Martin (Mikkelsen), Tommy (Larsen), Peter (Ranthe) and Nikolaj (Millang), are all struggling with frustration and boredom and feelings of being trapped in their jobs and private lives. When they happen upon of the works of a Norwegian psychiatrist who claims that the average human feels more comfortable and happy with a long-term level of a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, they decide to test out his theory through an experiment of maintaining constant intoxication throughout the workday in an effort to improve their lives.

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Four middle-aged teachers and colleagues at a high school in Copenhagen, Martin (Mikkelsen), Tommy (Larsen), Peter (Ranthe) and Nikolaj (Millang), are all struggling with frustration and boredom and feelings of being trapped in their jobs and private lives. When they happen upon of the works of a Norwegian psychiatrist who claims that the average human feels more comfortable and happy with a long-term level of a blood alcohol content of 0.05%, they decide to test out his theory through an experiment of maintaining constant intoxication throughout the workday in an effort to improve their lives.


* TheAlcoholic: All members of the group know full well that their experiment may result in alcoholism. Only Tommy succumbs.

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* TheAlcoholic: All members of the group know full well that their experiment may very likely result in alcoholism. Only In the end though, only Tommy succumbs.

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