Original titleBEGRAVELSEN
Cast8 total (4 F and 4 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationWorldwide representation
“The Funeral” is the continuation of the award winning film and play ”The Celebration”. The story takes place in a beach hotel ten years after the tragic events portrayed in “The Celebration”. Helge is dead. His wife Else and their children Christian, Michael and Helene are being reunited for the first time in ten years at their father’s funeral. This get-together is taking place in the very same building, where Christian had (on Helge’s 60th birthday) severely accused his father, claiming that he and his twin sister had been sexually abused by him for years when they were little. Back then, Christian’s brother Michael had beaten up their father in the morning after the birthday party and thrown him out of the house. For the funeral, Christian has arrived with his wife Pia from Paris, while Michael is bringing his new girlfriend Sofie and Henning, a son from his first marriage. Kim, the cook, is catering to the needs of the mourners at the abandoned hotel. But suddenly, mysterious events are happening, there seems to be a curse on the family, putting everyone’s nerves to the test. “The Funeral” had its world premiere at Vienna’s Burghtheatre in 2010.