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De ofrivilliga (2008)

In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored.

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Credited cast:
Villmar Björkman ... Villmar
Linnea Cart-Lamy ... Linnea
... Leif
Sara Eriksson ... Sara
Lola Ewerlund ... Lola
Alexandra Hummingson ... Gala guest
Hanna Lekander ... Hanna
Olle Liljas ... Olle
... Maria
Cecilia Milocco ... Cecilia
Simeon Nordius ... Sonen
Guje Palm ... Argumenterande kvinna
Henrik Vikman ... Henrik
... Vera
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It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn't know where to draw the line: she insists her fellow educators need a bit of instruction. Then there are two young teenage girls who like to pose for sexy photos and to party, but one night in a park, one of them is found passed out drunk by a complete stranger. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Sweden's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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Östlund improves himself
5 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

"De Ofrivilliga" presents a new take on movie-making I personally haven't seen before. Östlund basically uses nothing but still cameras that show the entirety of the scene from a distance or an angle that surprises you, never zooming in on the actors facial expressions. The theme is admittedly rather hard to explain; it handles the awkwardness that follow those defining moments where a small decision leads to growing consequences. It's an hilarious movie, dark and hopeful at the same time. You can tell Östlund has sharpened his pen since his previous feature movie, "Gitarrmongot". The dialogue balances so delicately on the thin line of becoming ridiculous or indifferent without ever falling over to either side. "De Ofrivlliga" craves your attention in order to mesmerize you the way it's meant to, and you will be required to give it. If you've ever seen and appreciated any of Roy Andersson's movies you'll love it.


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