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* AbusiveParents: Helge, [[spoiler:who raped his children Christian and Linda, while they were growing up]], and Else through inaction - [[spoiler:Christian reveals that she walked in on Helge while this was happening on at least one occasion]].

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* AbusiveParents: Helge, [[spoiler:who [[spoiler: who raped his children Christian and Linda, while they were growing up]], and Else through inaction - [[spoiler:Christian [[spoiler: Christian reveals that she walked in on Helge while this was happening on at least one occasion]].



* BeneathTheMask: Even during Christian's speech and its immediate aftermath, Helge remains seemingly unperturbed to the point where it's not entirely clear if Christian ''is'' telling the truth or not. [[spoiler:When he is alone with Christian, the facade slips and he verbally rips Christian apart in a very condescending manner, using his BeserkButtons of Linda's death and his trauma-induced fear of intimacy against him.]]

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* BeneathTheMask: Even during Christian's speech and its immediate aftermath, Helge remains seemingly unperturbed to the point where it's not entirely clear if Christian ''is'' telling the truth or not. [[spoiler:When [[spoiler: When he is alone with Christian, the facade slips and he verbally rips Christian apart in a very condescending manner, using his BeserkButtons of Linda's death and his trauma-induced fear of intimacy against him.]]



* BigScrewedUpFamily: It's like watching a a gigantic familial pile-up. To elaborate, the eldest children (Christian and Linda) were repeatedly abused, to the point where Linda eventually killed herself shortly before the start of the film; Helene is a radical who enjoys making her family uncomfortable mainly through her choice of boyfriends; Michael is a thug with extreme WellDoneSonGuy tendencies, and both Helge and Else [[spoiler:are responsible for the abuse suffered by Christian and Linda]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Christian has succeeded in his mission and Helge has been outed as a monster and subsequently rejected by his family, but he reminds them that they are still his family and it's implied none of them will ever want to see each other again]].

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: It's like watching a a gigantic familial pile-up. To elaborate, the eldest children (Christian and Linda) were repeatedly abused, to the point where Linda eventually killed herself shortly before the start of the film; Helene is a radical who enjoys making her family uncomfortable mainly through her choice of boyfriends; Michael is a thug with extreme WellDoneSonGuy tendencies, and both Helge and Else [[spoiler:are [[spoiler: are responsible for the abuse suffered by Christian and Linda]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Christian [[spoiler: Christian has succeeded in his mission and Helge has been outed as a monster and subsequently rejected by his family, but he reminds them that they are still his family and it's implied none of them will ever want to see each other again]].



* BreakThemByTalking: [[spoiler:Helge]] attempts to do this to Christian in a private confrontation after Christian makes his speech, threatening to make his pwn speech about how mentally unstable Christian is and telling him that no one cares about what he's said. It almost works.

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* BreakThemByTalking: [[spoiler:Helge]] [[spoiler: Helge]] attempts to do this to Christian in a private confrontation after Christian makes his speech, threatening to make his pwn speech about how mentally unstable Christian is and telling him that no one cares about what he's said. It almost works.



* DrivenToSuicide: Linda, shortly before the start of the movie. [[spoiler:It's gradually revealed to have been due to the lasting trauma of the abuse she and Christian suffered at the hands of their father]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Christian, big time. [[spoiler:After a childhood of abuse which left him deeply traumatised, and suffering emotionally and mentally from the recent suicide of his sister, he finally confronts his father and gets the man's friends and family to see what kind of person he really is. By the end, it's implied that some of the trauma might be on the way towards starting to heal]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: Linda, shortly before the start of the movie. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler: It's gradually revealed to have been due to the lasting trauma of the abuse she and Christian suffered at the hands of their father]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Christian, big time. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After a childhood of abuse which left him deeply traumatised, and suffering emotionally and mentally from the recent suicide of his sister, he finally confronts his father and gets the man's friends and family to see what kind of person he really is. By the end, it's implied that some of the trauma might be on the way towards starting to heal]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Of a kind. Christian has written two speeches for Helge's birthday and gives Helge the choice on which speech he will make. It's never revealed what the unchosen speech contained (or even if the speeches were at all different in the first place) but the one Helge picks [[spoiler:is the one in which Christian outs him as a paedophile who abused him and his sister]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Of a kind. Christian has written two speeches for Helge's birthday and gives Helge the choice on which speech he will make. It's never revealed what the unchosen speech contained (or even if the speeches were at all different in the first place) but the one Helge picks [[spoiler:is [[spoiler: is the one in which Christian outs him as a paedophile who abused him and his sister]].



* KarmaHoudini: Else, who [[spoiler:despite being accused by Christian of witnessing his abuse and doing absolutely nothing to prevent it and repeatedly painting him as a liar after he gives his speech]] is allowed to eat breakfast with the family the next day and seemingly faces no repercussions from them.

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* KarmaHoudini: Else, who [[spoiler:despite [[spoiler: despite being accused by Christian of witnessing his abuse and doing absolutely nothing to prevent it and repeatedly painting him as a liar after he gives his speech]] is allowed to eat breakfast with the family the next day and seemingly faces no repercussions from them.



* MoodWhiplash: You're laughing, you're cringing, you're creeped out, you're appalled, you're crying.. And hey, you're laughing again!

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* MoodWhiplash: You're laughing, you're cringing, you're creeped out, you're appalled, you're crying..crying... And hey, you're laughing again!



* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:Helge repeatedly sexually abused his twin children, Christian and Linda, throughout their childhood]].

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* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:Helge [[spoiler: Helge repeatedly sexually abused his twin children, Christian and Linda, throughout their childhood]].



* SiblingRivalry: In spades. Helene and Michael both appear to view Christian as being the favourite of his parents [[spoiler:which makes Christian's accusation all the more difficult for them to believe]].
* StepfordSmiler: Else [[spoiler:who has been aware of her husband's abuse of their children for decades]] tries to laugh off Christian's speech and is seemingly the last person to accept the truth.

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* SiblingRivalry: In spades. Helene and Michael both appear to view Christian as being the favourite of his parents [[spoiler:which [[spoiler: which makes Christian's accusation all the more difficult for them to believe]].
* StepfordSmiler: Else [[spoiler:who [[spoiler: who has been aware of her husband's abuse of their children for decades]] tries to laugh off Christian's speech and is seemingly the last person to accept the truth.



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out, to the point where all pretext of respectability is finally drops and he ''screams'' at his guests and indirectly admits to raping his children by telling Christian that it was "all [he] was good for".]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out, to the point where all pretext of respectability is finally drops dropped and he ''screams'' at his guests and indirectly admits to raping his children by telling Christian that it was "all [he] was good for".]]


%% * AbusiveParents: Helge, and Helene through inaction.

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%% * AbusiveParents: Helge, [[spoiler:who raped his children Christian and Helene Linda, while they were growing up]], and Else through inaction.inaction - [[spoiler:Christian reveals that she walked in on Helge while this was happening on at least one occasion]].



* BeneathTheMask: Even during Christian's speech and its immediate aftermath, Helge remains seemingly unperturbed to the point where it's not entirely clear if Christian ''is'' telling the truth or not. [[spoiler:When he is alone with Christian, the facade slips and he verbally rips Christian apart in a very condescending manner, using his BeserkButtons of Linda's death and his trauma-induced fear of intimacy against him.]]



%% * BigScrewedUpFamily: It's like watching a a gigantic familial pile-up.

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%% * BigScrewedUpFamily: It's like watching a a gigantic familial pile-up.pile-up. To elaborate, the eldest children (Christian and Linda) were repeatedly abused, to the point where Linda eventually killed herself shortly before the start of the film; Helene is a radical who enjoys making her family uncomfortable mainly through her choice of boyfriends; Michael is a thug with extreme WellDoneSonGuy tendencies, and both Helge and Else [[spoiler:are responsible for the abuse suffered by Christian and Linda]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Christian has succeeded in his mission and Helge has been outed as a monster and subsequently rejected by his family, but he reminds them that they are still his family and it's implied none of them will ever want to see each other again]].



%%* BlackSheep: Subverted slightly by Helene.
%% * CallingTheOldManOut: The whole point of this movie. The Old Woman also gets called out for being an AccompliceByInaction.
%%* CantHoldHisLiquor: Michael.
%% * DrivenToSuicide: Linda.

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%%* * BlackSheep: Subverted slightly by Helene.
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Helene. She tries hard to get her family to see her as this, but she is ultimately just like the rest of them. [[spoiler:In actuality, the black sheep is arguably Christian since he abandons the family's veneer of respectability and, according to Helge, has done so repeatedly ever since he was a child]].
* BreakThemByTalking: [[spoiler:Helge]] attempts to do this to Christian in a private confrontation after Christian makes his speech, threatening to make his pwn speech about how mentally unstable Christian is and telling him that no one cares about what he's said. It almost works.
* CallingTheOldManOut: The whole point entire movie is about Christian confronting Helge and his attempts to get everyone at the party to understand what kind of this movie. The Old Woman a man Helge really is. In the process, Else also gets called out for being an AccompliceByInaction.
%%* * CantHoldHisLiquor: Michael.
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Michael. He gets drunk very quickly and continues consuming alcohol throughout the party, which results in some pretty nasty behaviour to everyone around him.
* DrivenToSuicide: Linda.Linda, shortly before the start of the movie. [[spoiler:It's gradually revealed to have been due to the lasting trauma of the abuse she and Christian suffered at the hands of their father]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Christian, big time. [[spoiler:After a childhood of abuse which left him deeply traumatised, and suffering emotionally and mentally from the recent suicide of his sister, he finally confronts his father and gets the man's friends and family to see what kind of person he really is. By the end, it's implied that some of the trauma might be on the way towards starting to heal]].



%% * JerkAss: So many to choose from... But Michael remains undisputed king by the end of the movie.

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%% * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Of a kind. Christian has written two speeches for Helge's birthday and gives Helge the choice on which speech he will make. It's never revealed what the unchosen speech contained (or even if the speeches were at all different in the first place) but the one Helge picks [[spoiler:is the one in which Christian outs him as a paedophile who abused him and his sister]].
* JerkAss: So many to choose from... But Michael remains undisputed king by the end of the movie.movie: he attacks a former lover, refuses to believe his brother (who has little reason to be lying), displays several racist and misogynistic beliefs, beats up his brother and helps to ''tie him up and leave him in the woods''.
* KarmaHoudini: Else, who [[spoiler:despite being accused by Christian of witnessing his abuse and doing absolutely nothing to prevent it and repeatedly painting him as a liar after he gives his speech]] is allowed to eat breakfast with the family the next day and seemingly faces no repercussions from them.



%% * ParentalIncest: Between Helge and his twin children, Christian and Linda

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%% * ParentalIncest: Between Helge and [[spoiler:Helge repeatedly sexually abused his twin children, Christian and LindaLinda, throughout their childhood]].



%% * SiblingRivalry: In spades.

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%% * SiblingRivalry: In spades.spades. Helene and Michael both appear to view Christian as being the favourite of his parents [[spoiler:which makes Christian's accusation all the more difficult for them to believe]].
* StepfordSmiler: Else [[spoiler:who has been aware of her husband's abuse of their children for decades]] tries to laugh off Christian's speech and is seemingly the last person to accept the truth.



%% * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.

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%% * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.out, to the point where all pretext of respectability is finally drops and he ''screams'' at his guests and indirectly admits to raping his children by telling Christian that it was "all [he] was good for".]]
%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.levels. At one point, he even goes so far as to knock Christian out, tie him up and drag him out to the woods - and it's implied he does this to gain his father's approval.


* AbusiveParents: Helge, and Helene through inaction.

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%% * AbusiveParents: Helge, and Helene through inaction.



* BerserkButton: Helge... Christian... Michael... Deeply suppressed rage runs deep in this family.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: It's like watching a a gigantic familial pile-up.
* BlackComedy: This is sometimes injected into conversations, often as a result of severe MoodWhiplash.

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%% * BerserkButton: Helge... Christian... Michael... Deeply suppressed rage runs deep in this family.
%% * BigScrewedUpFamily: It's like watching a a gigantic familial pile-up.
%% * BlackComedy: This is sometimes injected into conversations, often as a result of severe MoodWhiplash.



* CallingTheOldManOut: The whole point of this movie. The Old Woman also gets called out for being an AccompliceByInaction.

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%% * CallingTheOldManOut: The whole point of this movie. The Old Woman also gets called out for being an AccompliceByInaction.



* DrivenToSuicide: Linda.

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%% * DrivenToSuicide: Linda.



* JerkAss: So many to choose from... But Michael remains undisputed king by the end of the movie.

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%% * JerkAss: So many to choose from... But Michael remains undisputed king by the end of the movie.



* ParentalIncest: Between Helge and his twin children, Christian and Linda

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%% * ParentalIncest: Between Helge and his twin children, Christian and Linda



* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Helge.]]
* SiblingRivalry: In spades.
* TheUnfavorite: Michael.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.

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%% * RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Helge.]]
%% * SiblingRivalry: In spades.
%% * TheUnfavorite: Michael.
%% * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.


%%* {{Minimalism}}: Well, it is a Dogme film.

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%%* * {{Minimalism}}: Well, it is The film was made with a Dogme film.minimalist musical score, without post-production, as a protest against Hollywood practices.



* ParentalIncest
* RapeAsDrama

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* ParentalIncest
ParentalIncest: Between Helge and his twin children, Christian and Linda
* RapeAsDramaRapeAsDrama: The main driver of the plot is the revelation of incest in the family.


%%* AbusiveParents
%%* AwfulTruth

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%%* AbusiveParents
%%* AwfulTruth
* AbusiveParents: Helge, and Helene through inaction.
* AwfulTruth: The revelation of the sexual abuse.



%%* DrivenToSuicide: Linda.

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%%* * DrivenToSuicide: Linda.



%%* ParentalIncest
%%* RapeAsDrama
%%* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Helge.]]
%%* SiblingRivalry: In spades.
%%* TheUnfavorite: Michael, again.
%%* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
%%* WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.

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%%* * ParentalIncest
%%* * RapeAsDrama
%%* * RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Helge.]]
%%* * SiblingRivalry: In spades.
%%* * TheUnfavorite: Michael, again.
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Michael.
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VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
%%* * WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.


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* TheWoobie: It's hard not to feel sorry for Christian.

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* TheWoobie: It's hard not to feel sorry for Christian.


As guests arrive one-by-one, the action moves into the dining room where the celebration is about to begin. And then Christian stands up and prepares to make a speech. However, he gives his father a choice. Does he want a yellow speech or a green speech? After being coaxed by his guests, Helge settles on the green speech, which Christian has dubbed the "honest speech". The guests have no idea what kind of dark family secrets are going to see the light of day as Christian begins his speech...

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As guests arrive one-by-one, one by one, the action moves into the dining room where the celebration is about to begin. And then Christian stands up and prepares to make a speech. However, he gives his father a choice. Does he want a yellow speech or a green speech? After being coaxed by his guests, Helge settles on the green speech, which Christian has dubbed the "honest speech". speech." The guests have no idea what kind of dark family secrets are going to see the light of day as Christian begins his speech...



!!'''The Film Contains Examples Of:'''

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* BerserkButton: Helge... Christian... Michael... deeply suppressed rage runs deep in this family.

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* BerserkButton: Helge... Christian... Michael... deeply Deeply suppressed rage runs deep in this family.



* GratuitousGerman: Courtesy of the German toastmaster Helmut Von Sachs, who frequently lapses into German and refers to Helge and Helene as "Meine dänische Vater und Mutter".
* JerkAss: So many to choose from... but Michael remains undisputed king by the end of the movie.

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* GratuitousGerman: Courtesy of the German toastmaster Helmut Von von Sachs, who frequently lapses into German and refers to Helge and Helene as as: "Meine dänische Vater und Mutter".
Mutter."
* JerkAss: So many to choose from... but But Michael remains undisputed king by the end of the movie.



* MoodWhiplash: You're laughing, you're cringing, you're creeped out, you're appalled, you're crying.. and hey, you're laughing again!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Helmut Von Sachs is portrayed by a [[FakeNationality Danish actor]]. His German accent is actually spot-on, but he does make a few grammatical flubs when his character speaks German.

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* MoodWhiplash: You're laughing, you're cringing, you're creeped out, you're appalled, you're crying.. and And hey, you're laughing again!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Helmut Von von Sachs is portrayed by a [[FakeNationality Danish actor]]. His German accent is actually spot-on, but he does make a few grammatical flubs when his character speaks German.



%%* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Helge]]

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%%* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Helge]][[spoiler: Helge.]]



** [[spoiler:"It's all you were good for."]]

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** [[spoiler:"It's [[spoiler: "It's all you were good for."]]


''The Celebration'' (''Festen'') is a 1998 Danish movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg and was filmed according to the [[{{minimalism}} minimalist]] {{Dogme95}} guidelines.

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''The Celebration'' (''Festen'') is a 1998 Danish movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg and was filmed according to the [[{{minimalism}} minimalist]] {{Dogme95}} UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}} guidelines.


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* AbusiveParents
* AwfulTruth

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* BlackSheep: Subverted slightly by Helene.

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* %%* BlackSheep: Subverted slightly by Helene.



* CantHoldHisLiquor: Michael.
* DrivenToSuicide: Linda.

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* %%* CantHoldHisLiquor: Michael.
* %%* DrivenToSuicide: Linda.



* {{Minimalism}}: Well, it is a Dogme film.

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* %%* {{Minimalism}}: Well, it is a Dogme film.



* ParentalIncest
* RapeAsDrama
* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Helge]]
* SiblingRivalry: In spades.
* TheUnfavorite: Michael, again.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.

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* %%* ParentalIncest
* %%* RapeAsDrama
* %%* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Helge]]
* %%* SiblingRivalry: In spades.
* %%* TheUnfavorite: Michael, again.
* %%* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Helge after Linda's letter is read out.]]
* %%* WellDoneSonGuy: Michael takes this trope to disturbing levels.


* EnforcedMethodActing: Before the actual shooting, the cast lived in the villa for a week to become a psuedo-family, so their reaction to the revelation- which they weren't prepared for- would be more genuine.


TheCelebration (''Festen'') is a 1998 Danish movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg and was filmed according to the [[{{minimalism}} minimalist]] {{Dogme95}} guidelines.

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TheCelebration ''The Celebration'' (''Festen'') is a 1998 Danish movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg and was filmed according to the [[{{minimalism}} minimalist]] {{Dogme95}} guidelines.


* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]

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* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]ParentalIncest



* [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]]: Helge

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* [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]]: HelgeRetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Helge]]



* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"It's all you were good for."]]

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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[[spoiler:"It's all you were good for."]]

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Michael.

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