The Commune

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The Commune
The Commune.jpg
Film poster
Directed byThomas Vinterberg
Produced byMorten Kauffman
Written byThomas Vinterberg
Tobias Lindholm
StarringUlrich Thomsen
Trine Dyrholm
CinematographyJesper Tøffner
Distributed byNordisk Film
Release date
  • 14 January 2016 (2016-01-14)
Running time
110 minutes
Box office$3.64 million[1]

The Commune (Danish: Kollektivet) is a 2016 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.[2][3] At Berlin, Trine Dyrholm won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.[4] It was named as one of three films that could be chosen as the Danish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but it was not selected.[5]



The Commune has a 71% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 94 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The website critics’ consensus reads: “The Commune may not stand with Thomas Vinterberg's greatest work, but the end results remain thought-provoking and overall absorbing.”[6] According to Metacritic, which sampled 22 critics and calculated an average score of 60 out of 100, the film received “mixed or average reviews”.[7]


  1. ^ "The Commune (Kollektivet)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Jan 11, 2016: Berlinale Competition 2016: Another nine films selected". Berlinale. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Berlin Film Festival Adds Nine Films to Competition Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Prizes of the International Jury". Berlinale. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Three films on Denmark's Oscar shortlist". Danish Film Institute. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ "The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017)", Rotten Tomatoes, Fandango Media, retrieved 18 January 2021
  7. ^ "The Commune Reviews", Metacritic, Red Ventures, retrieved 18 January 2021

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