30.09. - 09.10.2021

Force Majeure Sweden 2014 | 118 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Ruben Östlund

RUBEN ÖSTLUND (*1974) showed his film Turist at the 2014 FILMFEST HAMBURG. The film went on to win more than 30 prizes and was nominated for both Oscar and Golden Globe. The Square is Östlund's second feature film.

rated for 0 + years
A Swedish family on skiing holiday in the French Alps. An idyllic start, but on the second day an avalanche races towards the tourists as they sit on the terrace of a restaurant. The mother, Ebba, instinctively protects her children, while her husband Tomas grabs his smart phone and runs. Even though a catastrophe doesn't then ensue, the family is thrown into chaos. The question of whether Tomas is a selfish coward or not hangs over everything like a Damoclean sword. He namely has a completely different version of events, but can only watch as his position as father and husband crumbles with each day. Force Majeure is the tragicomic, fantastically shot and directed portrayal of the dismantling of a man's self-image.
Original title: Force Majeure
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Caleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ruben Östlund
Screenplay: Ruben Östlund
Cast: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober
Director of Photography: Fredrik Wenzel
Music: Ola Flottum
Production Design: Josefin Asberg
Editor: Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Alamode Filmdistribution OHG
World Sales: Coproduction Office
Production: Plattform Produktion; Parisienne; Coproduction Office; Motlys
Contact: Coproduction Office:


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