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Force Majeure(Turist)

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Sweden, France, Norway · 2014
Rated R · 1h 58m
Director Ruben Östlund
Starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren
Genre Drama

While holidaying in the French Alps, a Swedish family deals with acts of cowardliness as an avalanche breaks out.

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Village Voice by Calum Marsh

Force Majeure represents what is perhaps Östlund's most sophisticated thought experiment yet, at once provocative and wise. It is a penetrating study of that most ludicrous of social pretenses — masculinity, toxic and ubiquitous.


Time Out by Joshua Rothkopf

The film builds riotously via a series of verbal takedowns as male authority goes limp in the wake of a regrettable impulse. This is slender material to build a whole film around, but Östlund turns it into something deep, for viewers with patience.


The Dissolve by Scott Tobias

Östland writes the conflict between husband and wife beautifully, like a scab that gets picked at until it bleeds, and he does things cinematically, too, to suggest the growing distance between them—an already-cool visual palette broadens like a yawning chasm.


The Telegraph by Tim Robey

Mightily clever in its rather theatrical structure, but bracingly cinematic in its formal approach, the movie has a bold, ambiguous final act.

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