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Involuntary (2008)

De ofrivilliga (original title)
In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored.

Director:

Ruben Östlund

Writers:

Erik Hemmendorff (screenplay), Ruben Östlund (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Villmar Björkman Villmar Björkman ... Villmar
Linnea Cart-Lamy Linnea Cart-Lamy ... Linnea
Leif Edlund Leif Edlund ... Leif
Sara Eriksson Sara Eriksson ... Sara
Lola Ewerlund Lola Ewerlund ... Lola
Alexandra Hummingson ... Gala guest
Hanna Lekander Hanna Lekander ... Hanna
Olle Liljas Olle Liljas ... Olle
Maria Lundqvist ... Maria
Cecilia Milocco Cecilia Milocco ... Cecilia
Simeon Nordius Simeon Nordius ... Sonen
Guje Palm Guje Palm ... Argumenterande kvinna
Henrik Vikman Henrik Vikman ... Henrik
Vera Vitali ... Vera
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It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn't know where to draw the line: she insists her fellow educators need a bit of instruction. Then there are two young teenage girls who like to pose for sexy photos and to party, but one night in a park, one of them is found passed out drunk by a complete stranger. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Official Sites:

Trinity [UK]

Country:

Sweden | France

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

28 November 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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$623,849
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1.85 : 1
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Sweden's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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Rhythm Is The Key
Written by Joachim Nordwall, Henrik Rylander, Daniel Fagerström, Eric Olofsson, Jean-Louis Huhta
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Sensational
30 November 2008 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Young Swedish director Ruben Östlund made a strong debut with "Gitarrmongot". It was a very personal way of narration. In "De ofrivilliga" he gives even more promises.

Five episodes, involving five very different kinds of Swedish people. But they get one thing in common and that is a very destructive group pressure in very different ways. The acting is really superb, although you hardly have seen any of these people on the screen before, with the exception of Maria Lundquist.

Östlund works with very special camera angles. Sometimes you don't see the heads of those who are talking. Sometimes you will have to look around for a couple of seconds to find the main character, who is somewhere else than you're used too. This is a challenging movie in many ways, which makes you think and feel. And there are truly strong thoughts and feelings.


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