Force majeure

Force majeure

DVD | Swedish
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An idyllic family skiing vacation takes a stunning turn when an avalanche threatens the ski lodge restaurant, sending people fleeing and demanding quick decisions that change the course of the family dynamics and trust.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
widescreen (2.40:1), 24 fps, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
4 3/4 in., rda
Alternative Title: Turist [videorecording].

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booksmile
Oct 29, 2017

Not a disaster or action movie as the synopsis led me to expect, it's simply a slow and painful to watch family drama. The camera work was distracting in its lack of movement--the way it often didn't change angle or zoom to follow the characters--an odd cinematography choice for a drama and character-focused film.

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Janice21383
Jan 07, 2017

The reverse of a superhero film. In 2017, men are supposed to show their loving and vulnerable sides, but are still expected to put up a brave, infallible facade. So imagine the position of a Type A business- and family man, who turns tail and runs from an oncoming avalanche, leaving his wife and children behind. Force Majeure is not a comedy, but it is funny in a European way, as well as being sad and ironic and gorgeously shot. It's surprising how many people really don't get the point, but stick around for the end, in which it is made obvious. If you have a friend -- and we all have one -- who wonders what the end of sexism can do for men, show him this movie.

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gingin1972
Dec 06, 2016

Bull Shit movie with subtitles that are half cut off! If I want to read a movie a would get a book!!

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akirakato
Jun 10, 2016

This is a 2014 Swedish drama directed by Ruben Östlund.
It follows the marital tension resulting from an avalanche during which the husband is believed by his wife to have prioritized his own escape over the safety of his family.
I can clearly understand the theme, but the ending really puzzles me.
How come the director ends the film in such a ridiculous and anticlimactic way?

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breemu
Mar 26, 2016

What a gem! Incredible landscapes, brilliantly captured relationship dynamics, the ever-present feeling of impending natural disaster, the odd incredibly funny moment, and a fabulously subtle ending. And much of it with the background noise of the wonderfully soft, round, plump sounding Swedish language. A must see!

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Cas22
Feb 23, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking movie. It maps the far-reaching consequences of a split-second decision by a husband and father to protect himself rather than his family when faced with impending disaster from an avalanche. We see how an instinctive, visceral reaction (to flee) causes a massive breakdown in respect and trust from those close to him.

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kyokok
Feb 11, 2016

This was the blackest comedy of the year!! 😂

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dprodrig
Dec 29, 2015

The jacket of the film describes this as a comedy. I would classify this as anything but. IT was terrible from the word go. The writers just tried too hard to tackle too many things at once, like how it is a well-known fact that men act less than heroically in urgent situations (it is known more men survive disasters than women or the children accompanying them), to marital breakdown, polygamy, etc. It's too much and there's no room for the characters and the story to breathe and grow on its own. Save you time for something better!

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sjdesrv
Dec 08, 2015

Mind numbingly boring and slow paced. Half of this movie could have been cut and you wouldn't have missed a thing. To many bathroom scenes. The most I have ever seen in one movie of teeth brushing and urinating. Two hours lost.

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rayi
Nov 17, 2015

Relationship drama. Marriage devolvement after a singular insightful circumstance. Everyone wore their emotions on their sleeve in the acting department. Its easy to see how this movie stole the Jury Prize at Cannes.

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