“A challenging and intelligent Swedish drama that still raises laughs.” —Empire
In this brilliant comedy of Swedish manners, director Ruben Östlund offers five interset stories in which respect for authority is challenged. Whether focused on a famous actress unwilling to admit guilt or teens exploring their sexuality via webcam, the film’s segments pose questions about group mentality and social influences. Tensions mount as each character is pressed to take a stand or accept responsibility. Official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. 2008, 35mm, in Swedish with English subtitles, 98 minutes.