The Celebration

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Every family has a secret.

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.

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Alternative Titles

Dogme #1, Dogma 1: Festen, Festen: Fête de Famille, 셀레브레이션, Svinības, Celebración, Das Fest, Торжество, Festen - Festa in famiglia, Születésnap, Rodinná oslava, Sărbătorirea, 家宴, Şölen, Festa de Família, Οικογενειακή γιορτή, Свято, A Festa, セレブレーション, 那一個晚上

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Premiere

20 May 1998
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Theatrical

19 Jun 1998
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  • Flag for Germany Germany12
02 Oct 1998
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06 Nov 1998
  • Flag for Italy Italy
23 Dec 1998
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04 Feb 1999
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24 Apr 1999
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20 May 1999
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15 Dec 2020
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Digital

08 Sep 2018
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20 Nov 2021
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Physical

06 Oct 1999
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22 Oct 2003
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TV

27 Jan 2005
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20 May 1999
  • Theatrical15+
19 Jun 1998
  • Theatrical11
20 May 1998
  • Premiere Cannes Film Festival
23 Dec 1998
  • Theatrical
06 Oct 1999
  • Physical DVD
08 Sep 2018
  • Digital VOD
15 Dec 2020
  • Theatrical Re-release
20 Nov 2021
  • Digital12 Prime Video
19 Jun 1998
  • Theatrical12
06 Nov 1998
  • Theatrical
04 Feb 1999
  • Theatrical12
27 Jan 2005
  • TV12 Nederland 3
24 Apr 1999
  • Theatrical18
02 Oct 1998
  • Theatrical15
22 Oct 2003
  • Physical15 DVD release

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