Force Majeure
Comedy, Drama

A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

On the second day of a carefree vacation at a luxurious ski resort in the snow-capped French Alps, the Swedish family of the busy father, Tomas, his devoted wife, Ebba, and their two kids, Vera and Harry, come face-to-face with a skier’s worst fear: a sudden and mighty avalanche. As the towering tsunami of white terror rapidly closes in an outdoor restaurant and its blissful clientele, an instinctual yet unforgivable act of self-preservation will pave the way for a swift and irremediable disenchantment. Now, it’s Tomas who is under the spotlight as, more and more, trust—the very essence of their well-organized life—silently crumbles to dust. Will Tomas ever bounce back?

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CastJohannes Kuhnke
Lisa Loven Kongsli
Clara Wettergren
Vincent Wettergren
Kristofer Hivju

Directed byRuben Östlund

Written byRuben Östlund

Produced byJessica Ask
Philippe Bober
Erik Hemmendorff
Marie Kjellson

ProductionPlattform Produktion
Film i Väst
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
Coproduction Office
Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)

Distribution (CIS)Lorem Ipsum Entertainment
(through Arthouse subsidiary)

Theatrical Release2014