The Dinner (Foreign Film – Italian Drama)
Two teenagers fatally beat a homeless woman to death on the streets of Rome. One parent recognizes her son in the grainy surveillance footage as only a parent could. Another parent is not fooled by his daughter’s hypothetical questions. The parents of both children, cousins, come together over dinner to talk about what is to be done.
I really enjoyed the book The Dinner by Herman Koch, but a viewer of the movie will not be bored because the script is much different than the book. One of the children in the movie is female where in the book they were all (there were three) male which really changes the dynamic and for me made it more chilling. Also the ending is completely different, I was a little shocked at how it was changed, but it worked.