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Involuntary (2008)

De ofrivilliga (original title)
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 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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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:

Trinity [UK]

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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$623,849
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sweden's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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Get It On Me (Remix)
Written by Hani
Performed by Hani and Lady V
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Very touching
4 June 2009 | by mappedyrSee all my reviews

I was really surprised by this film. It consists of 5 independent stories and though they are completely different they share something common to human beings. Well "Short Cuts" was great and I can really recommend "Fyra nyanser av brunt" in the same genre. But "De ofrivilliga" has something extra. I bet you can recognize some of the awkward situation described in this film.

It's pretty annoying with the strange camera angles and it's a bit like the habit of using too many close-ups that some directors use. But to some extend it makes sense. You learn to focus on the situation and the interaction instead of the people in the scenes.

And I really must say that it's fantastic how a writer can invent the strange incidents in the film. I keep thinking - this must have happened for someone in real life. No one can have that wild an imagination.


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