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Force Majeure (2014)

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A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

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Tomas (as Johannes Bah Kuhnke)
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Karin Myrenberg ...
Charlotte
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Brady
Johannes Moustos ...
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Jorge Lattof ...
Tomba
Adrian Heinisch ...
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A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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30 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$82,543 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$1,358,561 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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Trivia

Official submission of Sweden to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. Made the shortlist of 9 films. See more »

Quotes

Fanni: There's nothing in your head that you haven't said!
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, 'L'estate' (Summer)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Arranged by Pavel Fenyuk
Performed by Alexandr Hrustevich
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A real disaster
2 February 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I consider myself fortunate not to have known much about the movie. Actually, I was expecting a french disaster-flick in the vein of "127 Hours", a post-avalanche survival tale, because of the promotional poster.

Boy, I was wrong. Being misguided often gets me irritated, but "Force Majeure" was shockingly impressive.

The narrative follows a Swedish couple on a ski-holiday with their children, and the aftermath of them facing a somewhat life- threatening situation. The disaster here is not a force of nature, but a force of human emotions.

With no intention of spoiling a movie you should know as little as possible about, this is a hard hitting emotional drama about human frailty, marriage, inner torment and moral dilemmas when it comes to love, and the authenticity of love.

Very much recommended to lovers of layered, intelligent drama. And I repeat, this is not a natural disaster movie.


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