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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.

Director:

Ruben Östlund

Writers:

Erik Hemmendorff (screenplay), Ruben Östlund (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Villmar Björkman Villmar Björkman ... Villmar
Linnea Cart-Lamy Linnea Cart-Lamy ... Linnea
Leif Edlund ... Leif
Sara Eriksson Sara Eriksson ... Sara
Lola Ewerlund Lola Ewerlund ... Lola
Alexandra Hummingson ... Gala guest
Hanna Lekander Hanna Lekander ... Hanna
Olle Liljas Olle Liljas ... Olle
Maria Lundqvist ... Maria
Cecilia Milocco Cecilia Milocco ... Cecilia
Simeon Nordius Simeon Nordius ... Sonen
Guje Palm Guje Palm ... Argumenterande kvinna
Henrik Vikman Henrik Vikman ... Henrik
Vera Vitali ... Vera
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Sweden | France

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

28 November 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

De ufrivillige See more »

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The Secret
Written by Joachim Nordwall, Henrik Rylander, Daniel Fagerström, Eric Olofsson, Jean-Louis Huhta
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A Swedish story
22 March 2014 | by ingelaallardSee all my reviews

Five independent stories which all possess an admirable wit and acuity. They all share one thing - the involved have to stand up for their own will and resist the so often overwhelming peer pressure that we all at some point has been the victim of.

Ruben Östlund has created a sleek, straight and accurate film where the acting is unbeatable. We have to be alert, listen and try to keep up with the sometimes very complicated plot. The camera is rolling and it allows all the involved to take all the space. The stories has a strange sense of normalcy on the surface, and the every day situations succeeds each other with finesse, perfectly knitted together until the end without any forced resolution or final connection. It is this kind of story I feel can be associated with Sweden. This may be our future culture imprint.

Ruben Östlund possesses a narration that grabs at his audience and he is not afraid to challenge. It is exciting despite unremarkable equality in the presentation, and the persons in the five stories, feel very real.


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