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A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

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Christian
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Anne
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Julian
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Oleg
Christopher Læssø ...
Michael
Lise Stephenson Engström ...
Daughter
Lilianne Mardon ...
Daughter
Marina Schiptjenko ...
Elna
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Sonja
Elijandro Edouard ...
Boy with Letter
Daniel Hallberg ...
PR Guy
Martin Sööder ...
PR Guy
John Nordling ...
Account Manager
Maja Gödicke
Nicki Dar
Josephine Schneider
Sofie Hamilton ...
Robber
Robert Hjelm ...
Robber
Anna-Stina Malmborg
Gunnar Höglund
Nina Strand
Erik Sundfeldt
Peggy Johansson
Jonas Dahlbom ...
Cook
Sofica Ciuraru
Stefan Gödicke ...
Tourette's Man
Mia Svenheimer ...
Wife
Per Magnus Johansson
Erika Jareman ...
Saleswoman
Julia Sporre ...
Saleswoman
Clemens Poellinger ...
Art Theorist
Copos Pardaliam ...
Beggar in Mall
Pauline Hansson
Pierre Elmqvist ...
The Neighbour
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Prinsessan Madeleine (Ape Victim)
Tiby
Johan Jonason ...
Journalist
Bo Melin ...
Journalist
Sonya Flores Espinosa ...
Journalist
Joakim Lamotte
Kolya Hardy ...
The Coach
Bobcats ...
Cheerleaders
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Linda, Red Carpet
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Businesswoman
Peter Diaz ...
Gallery Guest
Sarah Giercksky ...
Extra
Daniel Kristiansson ...
Cheerleading Contest Attendant
Uri Levanon ...
Rabbi
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Art Critic
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Stroller
Mikael Olsson ...
Artist
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Dinner Guest
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Saleswoman (as Moa Enqvist)
Henric Wassberg ...
Cameraman
Denise Wessman ...
Woman at Park Bench

Directed by

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Ruben Östlund

Written by

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Ruben Östlund ... ()

Produced by

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Katja Adomeit ... co-producer
Philippe Bober ... producer
Alexander Bohr ... associate producer
Anna Carlsten ... line producer
Tomas Eskilsson ... executive producer
Dan Friedkin ... executive producer
Erik Hemmendorff ... producer
Sarah Nagel ... co-producer
Agneta Perman ... executive producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Bradley Thomas ... executive producer
Isabell Wiegand ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Fredrik Wenzel

Film Editing by

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Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Ruben Östlund

Editorial Department

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Ludwig Källén ... assistant editor
Vincent Larsson ... post production supervisor
Sandra Neundorf ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Pauline Hansson

Production Design by

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Josefin Åsberg

Costume Design by

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Sofie Krunegård

Makeup Department

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Morten Jacobsen ... special makeup effects artist
Tove Jansson ... assistant makeup artist
Marina Joksimovic ... assistant makeup artist: additional
Erica Spetzig ... key hair stylist / makeup designer

Production Management

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Andreas Drost ... additional post-production manager
Daniel Garptoft ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonathan Eyre ... second assistant director
Erik Lövoll ... additional second assistant director
Toni Savela ... second assistant director
Gustav Törnqvist ... second second assistant director
Rikard Waxin ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Lena Bender ... assistant property master: outdoor
Konrad Betschart ... set dresser
Amanda Erixån ... assistant property master
Klas Jansson ... construction coordinator
Sebastian Jansson ... carpenter
Alex Karlsson ... assistant property master
Ali Kryeziu ... carpenter
Andreas Lindberg ... carpenter
Sandra Lindgren ... assistant art director
Harald Lindholm ... carpenter
Joakim Lindholm ... carpenter
Kalle Lindholm ... carpenter
Federico Mauro ... movie poster designer
Peter Naguib ... property master: german part
Eugenie Norlin ... property master
Lisa Persson Baagøe ... intern
Peder Svensk ... props
Eva Torsvall ... property master

Sound Department

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Björn Baummann ... additional sound recordist
Linda Forsén ... sound editor
Andreas Franck ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Bent Holm ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Sara Kristoffersson ... boom operator
Jesper Miller ... sound mixer
Ulf Olausson ... foley artist
Mattias Perez ... foley recordist
Jonas Rudels ... sound mixer
Nils Viken ... sound effects editor
Lars Wignell ... additional

Special Effects by

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Robin Blick ... special effects crew
Johan Harnesk ... special effects supervisor
David Peter ... special effects
Victor Rajala ... special effects crew
Vincent Thunström ... special effects crew

Visual Effects by

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Osama Al-Arbid ... visual effects
Matthias Albrecht ... digital compositor
Justin Alvarez ... compositor
Samir Arabzadeh ... visual effects supervisor
Rando Barot ... lead roto artist: Tre14
Dwight Buot ... technical coordinator: Tre14
Rhodem Regner Capilla ... lead roto artist: Tre14 / senior digital compositor: Tre14
Karlen Mae Carinillo ... paint artist: Tre14
Steven Casili ... additional fx artist: Tre14
Elohim Cervantes Tampus ... digital compositor: Tre14
Andreas Cronström ... digital compositor
Claes Dietmann ... visual effects producer
Faith Domingo ... roto artist: Tre14
Johan Edström ... visual effects supervisor
Abigael Fale ... paint artist: Tre14
Murugan G. ... roto artist: Tre14
Kenneth Garcia ... paint artist: Tre14
Paolo Chaz Gomez ... lead paint artist: Tre14
Tim Harrysson ... compositor
Maria Shalijah Humangit ... visual effects coordinator: Tre14
Georgia Jaro ... paint artist: Tre14
Sandra Klass ... color grading: colourist
Ansgar Krützmann ... visual effects artist
Senthil Kumar ... roto artist: Tre14
Fredrik Mannerfelt ... digital compositor: Goodbye Kansas
Jacob Moilanen ... visual effects artist: Goodbye Kansas Studios
Gopi Murphy ... roto artist: Tre14
Anders Nyman ... lead compositor and animator: Goodbye Kansas
Tomas Näslund ... visual effects supervisor
Anthony Ortiz ... roto artist: Tre14
Glendolyn Quilat ... paint artist: Tre14
Salahuddin Razul ... senior digital compositor: Tre14
Vincent Benjamin Reyta ... additional paint artist: Tre14
Jino Jovi San Pedro ... lighting and render artist: Tre14
Jaruwat Tiyatamchot ... roto artist: Tre14
Thilak Vasu ... roto artist: Tre14
Carl-Johan Westregård ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Seth Ericson ... wire effects
Janne Lindqvist ... assistant stunt coordinator
Peter Lundberg ... precision car driver
Madeleine Barwén Trollvik ... stunt actor
Martin Zetterlund ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Elias Branner ... key grip
Isabell Dahlén ... best girl
Tobias Henriksson ... gaffer / still photographer
Emil Hultling ... additional second assistant camera
Karin Jacobsson ... second assistant camera
Annie Kihlert ... intern
Emil Kullberg ... additional grip assistant
Simon Köcher ... digital imaging technician
Sofia Larsson ... first assistant camera
Patrik Leidstedt ... additional grip
Christopher Norin ... electrician
Paulina Persson ... digital imaging technician
Axel Pettersson ... additional gaffer
Robert Pontinder ... additional electrician
Moritz Weber ... grip
Benjamin Zadig ... additional first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Gunhild Enger ... casting: norway
Tanja Grunwald ... casting: denmark
Fijona Jonuzi ... casting: sweden

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Johanna Fors Sjögren ... costume assistant
Sara Jeminen ... costume assistant
Sofie Krunegård ... costumer
Lisa Pyk Wirström ... intern

Location Management

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Oscar Asplind ... location assistant
Linus Björk ... location manager
David Borbas ... location scout
Jonathan Ridings ... location manager

Music Department

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Rasmus Thord ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Rikard Andersson ... additional driver
Jacob Belfrage ... driver
Sarah Paar ... production driver

Other crew

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Evelyn Aira ... intern
Kalle Boman ... creative advisor
Delia Carolan ... additional / assistant: Elisabeth Moss
Emmanuel Denizot ... french subtitles
Lise-Lotte Døcker ... completion bond legal
Isabella Frank ... production coordinator
Maria Garptoft ... production coordinator (as Maria Evelius)
Fred Handberg ... craft service: awesome guy on set
Pia Janols ... production accountant
Jennie Kastberg ... legal counsel
Emil Kullberg ... production assistant
Hans Lönnerheden ... production executive: EFB
Therese Melander ... assistant to producer
Elvira Petersson Hansson ... production accountant
Tina Röed ... animal handler: sweden
Elin Wiik ... production assistant

Thanks

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Eva Esseen Arndorff ... the producers wish to thank
Johan Celsing ... thanks
Jerome Duboz ... special thanks
Andrea Hanke ... the producers wish to thank
Gebhard Henke ... the producers wish to thank
Nora Jonuzi ... thanks
Jessica Kovacevic ... special thanks
Letitia Lange ... the producers wish to thank
Nancy Rech ... the producers wish to thank
Matteo Canalis Wandel ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot 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.

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Also Known As
  • Ha'ri'bou'a (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Patratul (Romania)
  • To Tetragono (Greece)
  • Čtverec (Czech Republic)
  • Kvadratas (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 151 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Terry Notary portrays the ape-man "Oleg" in the film. The Russian artist Oleg Kulik was invited to the international group exhibition "Interpol" at Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden. At the opening, the vernissage, Kulik performed like a dog. He glittered, jumped up, rolled and even bit the VIP crowd in their legs. Kulik said he acted as a representative of the browbeaten Russian people, who now attacked and bit back. The crowd became so scared and enraged that they called for the police. In "The Square" there is a similar, charged and offensive scene, but here the performance artist acts like an ape. See more »
Goofs During the press conference, the time displayed on Christian's LCD watch is clearly visible and jumps from 14:53 to 15:50 when we cut to a participant who asks a very short question. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Shinai See more »
Quotes Christian: The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.
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