Directed by Ruben Ostlund
This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children— on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
A wickedly funny psychodrama of a model Swedish family--Tomas, his wife and their children-- on a skiing holiday. An avalanche suddenly bears down on them. Tomas makes a decision that leaves him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
Cast: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius
Wickedly funny? Well, it’s not “wickedly funny.” Often slow. Ebba clearly faked getting lost while skiing so Tomas would go find/rescue her given his cowardice showing when an avalanche approached days earlier.
Slow in some places but really insightful. It’s funny as well. The sound, cinematography, beautiful! I enjoyed it.
I didn't like the movie. There were too much and to long the parts of them skiing… and I didn't like the ending either.
Cinematography was exquisite with great sound and editing - visually poetic. The story line was ok but the dialogue/script was flat and lacking. End result a beautiful yet shallow film.
An interesting film with lots of nice tidbits - and a decent conversation on polyamory - and great cinematography. I enjoyed it, but I don't know why.