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FORCE MAJEURE

by Ruben Östlund

synopsis

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.

international title: Force Majeure
original title: Turist
country: Sweden, France
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruben Östlund
film run: 120'
release date: SE 15/08/2014, FR 28/01/2015, BE 28/01/2015, NL 05/03/2015
screenplay: Ruben Östlund
cast: Lisa Loven Kongsli, Johannes Kuhnke
cinematography by: Fredrik Wenzel, Fred Arne Wergeland
producer: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson
production: Plattform Produktion, Coproduction Office
distributor: Bac Films, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o., Lumière