The Square

2017/Color/142 mins/Sweden




Category Cinema International
Director Ruben Ostlund
Producer Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
Screenplay Ruben Ostlund
Cinematography Fredrik Wenzel
Editor Ruben Ostlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Music NA
Set Josefin Asberg
Costume NA
Cast Claes Bang (Christian), Elisabeth Moss (Anne), Dominic West (Julian), Terry Notary (Oleg), Christopher Laesso (Michael)
Production Companies Plattform Produktion AB ( Sweden), Essential Films (Germany), Parisienne (France)
World Sales Coproduction Office
Festival/Awards NA

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car, supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian and the museum into an existential crisis.

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