Force Majeure


An exemplary Swedish family goes on a ski trip in the French Alps, but instead of enjoying this brief getaway from their routine, they find themselves in a cul-de-sac, when under the threat of an avalanche the father runs to hide, leaving his wife and kids unprotected. A multi-awarded, whimsical film about crisis management –be it related to current viewpoints on masculinity or the herd sentiment and the primordial instincts– that ends with the most impressive fade-to-white in cinema history.
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Direction: Ruben Östlund
Script: Ruben Östlund
Cinematography: Fredrik Wenzel, Fred Arne Wergeland
Editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger, Ruben Östlund
Sound: Andreas Franck, Gisle Tveito, Erlend Hogstad
Music: Ola Fløttum
Actors: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Vincent Wettergren, Clara Wettergren
Production: Plattform Produktion
Producer/Producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober
Co-production: Film i Väst AB, Trollhättan Rhône-Alpes Cinéma Coproduction Office Aps, Frederiksberg Motlys A/S, Oslo Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Paris Bls Business Location Südtirol, Société Parisi
Art Direction: Josefin Åsberg
Costumes: Pia Aleborg
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway
Production Year: 2014
Duration: 118΄
Awards/Distinctions: Jury Prize "Un Certain Regard" – Cannes IFF 2014, France

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