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Directed by Hasse Ekman
Produced by Lorens Marmstedt, Terrafilm
Written by Hasse Ekman
Starring Ernst Eklund
Elsa Carlsson
Sture Lagerwall
Eva Henning
Hasse Ekman
Sven Lindberg
Birger Malmsten
Music by Charles Wildman
Release dates
Running time
106 min
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Banketten (English: The Banquet) is a 1948 Swedish drama film directed by Hasse Ekman.

Plot summary

Jacob Cotten is just about to turn 60 years old and his prominent family will hold a banquet in his honour to celebrate the occasion. At this time his youngest son announce that he will not inherit his fathers business and money, because he is a communist and want to make it on his own.

Cottens daughter lives in a distorted marriage full of violence, arguments, abuse and alcohol. The eldest son lives like a spoiled parasite on his rich family and has no intent to change his ways. How will the banquet go and who will inherit the business and the fortune, that both created and destroyed the Cotten family?


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