Coinciding with its world premiere this weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Oren Moverman’s adaptation of Herman Koch’s novel of the same name, The Dinner. The upcoming thriller stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlie Plummer.
Paul has no desire to go out to dinner with his brother Stan, a well-known politician, and his sister-in-law Barbara. But his wife Claire insists on him accompanying her. The couples meet at a hip restaurant but, in between each exquisite course, dark family secrets are brought out onto the table. The couples’ sons are responsible for a terrible crime — as yet undiscovered — and their parents must now decide how to deal with the situation. An argument soon ensues, since public disclosure would change the lives of each of them forever.
The Dinner is set for release on May 5th in the States.