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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

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Ruben Östlund

Writer:

Ruben Östlund
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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 ... 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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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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The consequences in the fear and flight situation. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

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Filming Locations:

Les Arcs, Savoie, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,358,561, 1 March 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ruben Östlund acquired inspiration for some scenes in the screenplay from real footage on YouTube. For example, the avalanche which serves as a momentum early in the story was inspired by a video Östlund found on YouTube, and a performance by a 12-year-old accordionist of Vivaldi's "Summer" was taken directly from a YouTube clip and played repeatedly throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

At about 1.50 minutes in as the bus is going down the switch backs, as they approach the final switchback the bus gets stuck on the retaining wall is solid. When the passengers get off and watch the bus back up the wall is crenelated concrete. See more »

Quotes

Fanni: There's nothing in your head that you haven't said!
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Remade as Force Majeure See more »

Soundtracks

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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Methaphor Alley
26 February 2015 | by incubus67983See all my reviews

All you need to know about this movie, you can glean from the extras where the director indicates that he got the idea for this film from a You Tube video. You Tube indeed. This movie is a great example of the lack of creative genius in film making from a couple of generations of folks who didn't read much, but instead educated themselves from TV and the Internet blogs. The premise of this movie is not original; a couple is forced (hence the title, I gander) to confront their true feelings, fears and regrets, when a near death experience befalls them. Fair enough, but once the avalanche falls short, so does the writing and directing. We are left with caricatures not real characters and symbolism that is way too obvious. Okay, I get it the omnipresent janitor is supposed to be God watching over the inhabitants of the ski-lodge world. The explosions and creaking machinery is life moving forward, etc., etc. The peripheral skiers are no less predictable. There are the May-December couple/friends who are made to feel uneasy at the trauma between the couple before them, but then buy in to it and start to traumatize each other. Hey, jump into the hot tub, the water's great! There is the cocktail lady friend who revels in her open relationship, seemingly shocking the female protagonist. You can do that? Please. By the last frames I was rooting for the bus to drive off the side of the road and into a deep ravine, killing this cast and giving us some hope for the future of movie making.


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