In the movie The Party, to celebrate her long-awaited prestigious post as a Shadow Minister for Health and, hopefully, the stepping stone to party leadership, the newly-appointed British opposition politician, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas), is throwing a party for friends at her London flat.
Of course, in this select and intimate soirée, apart from Bill (Timothy Spall)–Janet’s self-denying academic husband–a motley crew of elite hand-picked guests have been invited: There’s April (Patricia Clarkson), the sourly cynical American best friend; her unlikely German husband, Gottfried (Bruno Ganz); there’s also Jinny (Emily Mortimer) and Martha (Cherry Jones); and finally, Tom (Cillian Murphy), the smooth banker in the impeccable suit.
But inevitably, before dinner is served, the upbeat ambience will shatter to pieces, as festering secrets will start surfacing in this perfect domestic war-zone. Undoubtedly, after this night, things will never be the same again.
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