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9 Ratings

The Banquet


Directed by Hasse Ekman
Sweden, 1948


An old patriarch in a wealthy family is about to retire, tired and sick. But which of his children shall inherit him and take over the family business?

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The Banquet Directed by Hasse Ekman

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  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film The Banquet

    Ekman (left in still) brilliantly plays a greedy snide sadomasochist penetrating an unstable family of upper-crest bourgeois. Granted, some see through the shit, some bathe in it, some drown. As powerful as Girl with Hyacinths, IMO. It seems there is major consensus for the best to worst of Ekman's films; I highly recommend you seek them out and decide for yourself. Ekman (and the Swedish language) is an utter treat.