• Force majeure (2014)

Force majeure

Release Date: October 24th, 2014

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

A man's selfish reaction to the danger posed by an avalanche causes cracks in his marriage and relationships with his children.

Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius, Brady Corbet, Karin Myrenberg

Director: Ruben Östlund

Genres: Dark comedy , Drama

Production Co: Plattform Produktion, Film Väst, Coproduction Office, Beofilm, Société Parisienne de Production, Motlys

Keywords: 2010s , Amusing , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    Mr. Ostlund positions his troubled characters in an environment of polished ash and Scandinavian spotlessness, under which there are dark mutterings — the constant creak of tow cables and un-oiled metal. show more

  • 85
    Bob MondelloNPR

    As odd as it sounds, director Ruben Ostlund manages to make Tomas's crisis of masculinity — his not having lived up to expectations that even he shares — as funny as it is appalling. show more

  • 80
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is another solid and provocative feature from Ostlund. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Winner Best Screenplay
Guldbagge Award (2014)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Best Sound
Guldbagge Award (2014)
Winner Best Cinematography
Guldbagge Award (2014)
Winner Best Editing
Guldbagge Award (2014)
Winner Best Supporting Actor
Guldbagge Award (2014)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Winner Best Picture
Guldbagge Award (2014)