Tuesday, January 19, 2016
THE DINNER-Italian 2014
I loved the novel by Herman Koch of a few years ago. And yet this movie, though very different, was tremendously satisfying too. Ivano de Matteo’s nuanced drama widens the scope in a way that makes you feel you understand the story better. More than one way to skin a cat, I guess.
Two teenagers, cousins and both seemingly normal, are caught on video kicking an old woman who got in their way. As the story unfolds you see why such a thing took place given their families and how society treats wealthy kids today. Pretty scary stuff.