• 2011
  • Sweden / Denmark / Finland
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Yannick Diakité, Kevin Vaz, Anas Abdirahman
  • Language: Swedish
  • UK release: 12 July 2013

Clinical examination of incidents in Gothenburg, Sweden, in which a group of black kids successfully robbed white middle-class kids using psychological tricks and complex role-playing, rather than physical violence. Austere, detached and effective, it's a stark depiction of bullying.

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16 Jul 20133 stars

Simple and effective drama about bullying based on real life events

Based on a real life instance of bullying, Ruben Östlund’s 2011 drama exemplifies the cinematic formalism that Michael Haneke has made his trademark. What that means for audiences willing to subject themselves to Östlund’s overtly clinical style is…

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