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Force Majeure

Avalanche uncovers uncertain foundations of the family
A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. 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... Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected action leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.
Original title
Force Majeure
English title
Force Majeure
Year
2014
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Language
SV, EN, FR
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
115 min
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06. 10.
10:55
Film Europe

Awards

Cannes IFF
Un Certain Regard | Jury Prize
2014
European Film Awards
Nominee | European Director, European Film
2014
Golden Globes
Nominee| Best Foreign Language Film
2015

Media reception

Indiewire
"As a slow-burn melodrama, "Force Majeure" is expertly crafted.“
Rolling Stone
"Filmmaker Ruben Östlund shifts gears from humor to psychological thriller, redefining courage and family in the process.“

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