When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
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 »
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be ... See full summary »
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
In one scene, a man with Tourette's syndrome yells at a reporter. Östlund said this was inspired by a true incident at a Swedish theatre, and was depicted without fear of insensitivity, since he said all people are satirized in his work. See more »
In the closing titles of "The Girl With A Kitten" clip, the Hebrew version is wrong: the English noun "square" appears in Hebrew as "an open space in a city" rather than "rectangle with all sides equal"). See more »
The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.
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The wealthy director of an art musuem is the central character around which various problems arise. Much of the film is a clever and astutely observed series of events which illustrate how political correctness has warped into impossible dilemmas for good and honest people, and how the simplicity of life has been removed to be replaced with a bizzare hipocracy which uses political correctness simply to persecute others. I'm making it sound heavy and political, but it isn't.. this is done through humour and well set up scenes. Maybe a film more appealing to intellectuals, but not at all boring and dry. Indeed I was laughing out load so many timea because I could relate to the craziness that modern society has become. It's also subtle and well told, for example where he asks if his children want to draw with crayons (both too old for that) and when he asks why not, they just shrug, but both are concentrated on their mobile phones. A very original and enjoyable film though uncomfortable in parts. Indeed it did feel like an art exhibit itself because of its ability to produce emotion and social commentary without directly stating it.
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