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Watch: Thomas Vinterberg Builds ‘The Commune’ and Finds a Heart in NSFW Trailer

Watch: Thomas Vinterberg Builds 'The Commune' and Finds a Heart in NSFW Trailer


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Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg has often dabbled in despair — from the crippling family drama of "The Celebration" to the accusations of pedophilia in "The Hunt" — though he looks to be having somewhat of a change of heart in his upcoming drama, "The Commune." Based on his own experiences growing up in a commune, the film centers around a couple as they start a close-knit society in their Copenhagen home. Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Helene Reingaard Neumann and Lars Ranthe star.

The international trailer for the film begins with a heartwarming look at the commune’s origins, a tone that is relatively surprising given Vinterberg’s dour sensibilities. Of course nothing good can last forever, and the strength of the commune looks to be threatened by love triangles boiling the surface. Even though a descent into depression looks inevitable here, this is still the most heart we’ve seen from Vinterberg in years. 

"The Commune" opens in Denmark on January 14, 2016. No U.S. distributor has stepped up to release the picture, though given the domestic appeal of Vinterberg’s "Far From the Madding Crowd" adaptation earlier this year, it should only be a matter of time before the drama finds a U.S. release. Watch the trailer above. 

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