An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary »
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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
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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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Swedish Skiing holiday and avalanche fall out - type film
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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