An extraordinary depiction of what alchohol can and cannot do. How it can help you and how it can fail you. This movie is not a celebration of alcohol nor a "Don't you are drink that"-speach. It just pictures different aspects of alcohol with which the viewer can do as he/she wants. Outstanding performances by the actors, especially Mads Mikkelsen. The handheld camera, classic Thomas Vinterberg, gives a lot to the dynamic of this picture, great cinematography. The sound department also did a great job, especially in the final scene, amazing. Finally a big, fat thumbs up to the castingpeople and the costume designers who managed to picture Danish high school teachers and students as the actually look and behave in real life. Very realistic in that way.