The Square

The Square
  • 2017
  • Sweden / Germany / France / Denmark
  • 2h 22min
  • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West,
  • Language: Swedish, English

Christian (Bang), the curator of a modern art museum, is scammed and robbed of his wallet, phone and cufflinks, and as a result tracks his phone and leaves threatening letters where he thinks it might be. At its best it mixes sly, Swiftian satire with an almost Ballardian view of human nature, but it’s sprawling and overstuffed.

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The Square

22 May 20173 stars

Cannes 2017: Ruben Östlund follows Force Majeure with an interesting if overambitious satire

Ruben Östlund follows the almost surgical precision of his breakthrough hit Force Majeure with The Square, an altogether more sprawling, unwieldy, star-sprinkled proposition (Dominic West and Elisabeth Moss appear). His new film is the cinematic…

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