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
The movie was shot in the Alps station Les Arcs. At the end, the family exits a tunnel named "access to Charvet shops" which belongs to this station (where cars are forbidden hence the bus episode). See more »
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 »
There's nothing in your head that you haven't said!
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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 See more »
Quite moving story of the difficulty of achieving a quality relationship.
It's a sad reflection on the dumbing down of America that reviewers here just don't get it. Good actors can play any role. Just because some actors are known for their comedic parts doesn't mean they can't do dramatic roles too. Reviewers whinging here they didn't get a comedy should send alarm signals about America's education system. Dumb.
There is nothing much to complain about with this film. It's a realistic portrayal of the potential disintegration of a marriage when circumstances present a mirror of their true characters.
I'd recommend this for its realism and heart. Julia and Will perform brilliantly and you will be making judgements until the ironic (and yes, for the comedy lovers, wickedly hilarious) end. I really enjoyed it.
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