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?

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