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Force Majeure (2014)

Turist (original title)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

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Ruben Östlund

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Ruben Östlund
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johannes Kuhnke ... Tomas (as Johannes Bah Kuhnke)
Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Ebba
Clara Wettergren ... Vera
Vincent Wettergren Vincent Wettergren ... Harry
Kristofer Hivju ... Mats
Fanni Metelius Fanni Metelius ... Fanny
Karin Myrenberg Karin Myrenberg ... Charlotte (as Karin Myrenberg Faber)
Brady Corbet ... Amerikanen
Johannes Moustos Johannes Moustos ... Stadaren
Jorge Lattof Jorge Lattof ... Tomba
Adrian Heinisch Adrian Heinisch ... Busschauffören
Michael Breitenberger Michael Breitenberger ... Rökande mannen
Karl Pincon Karl Pincon ... Turistfotografen (as Karl Pinçon)
Julie Roumogoux Julie Roumogoux ... Snowboardparet (as Julie Roumegoux)
Peter Gaunt Peter Gaunt ... Snowboardparet
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Storyline

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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A film about disasters - both natural and man-made. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Sweden | France | Norway | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English | French | Norwegian

Release Date:

30 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Force Majeure See more »

Filming Locations:

Les Arcs, Savoie, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,309, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$1,359,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,094,339
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

The family is skiing in the French Alps, but when Mats and Fanny are waiting for the elevator after their awkward evening with Tomas and Ebba, the directory beside the elevator is in Swedish. 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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Swedish Skiing holiday and avalanche fall out - type film
12 July 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

A Swedish family is on a break in the French Alps; mother father and daughter and son. They intend to have some 'family time' and do some skiing, on their first day they are having lunch at a mountain top restaurant when they see a 'controlled avalanche'. It though is a bit more boisterous than planned and everyone thinks they are going to be engulfed.

What happens next will cast a pall over the family bigger than the avalanche smoke that settles over them as they realize they are safe.

Now this is one of those films that takes an idea and blows it up big time. The families reactions mean that sides have to be taken and every aspect of their inter familial relationships are brought under a microscope. The acting is all excellent and the effects are stunning as indeed is the landscape. It is in English, Swedish and French with good sub titles. This was Sweden's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards but did not get very far. It is a good film, but not a great one and I read somewhere that this film should not be watched by spouses together - just in case it has resonance with you. I think that may be sage advice - either way this is a film I quite enjoyed and it is memorable too so recommended.


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