Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Force Majeure (2014)

I am speechless. I think this levels with Tomas Alfredson's 'Let the Right One In' as the best Swedish film on my seen list.

Brilliant direction. Stunning visual imagery of boundless snow used as a mute backdrop for ordinary people reacting ordinarily to an extraordinary situation that presents itself to them at a point in their lives where perhaps only a pin prick was needed to let out the truth from beneath layers of manufactured happiness.

Are you man enough to protect your own family in times of potentially fatal peril?

If you think of it as a simple enough question to answer, think again after taking off your mask. You might end up thinking hard and still not arrive at a convincing response.

A must watch.

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