Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In rural Denmark, the less-than-loving family of an old farmer are gathered to await the ailing man's death. The son of the family is a left-wing politician who is embarrassed by his father's having collaborated a little with the Germans during World War II. He is also the sort of person who, when his own German wife is raped by a mentally deficient villager, seeks to lay the blame on the rapist's deprived childhood.
death, deathbed, dysfunctional, embarrassment, family, farming, parent, politician