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INVOLUNTARY

by Ruben Östlund

synopsis

It’s almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehaviour 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. A humourous look at lessons to learn, lectures to give and lines not to cross.

international title: Involuntary
original title: De Ofrivilliga
country: Sweden
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruben Östlund
film run: 98'
release date: SE 28/11/2008, NO 30/01/2008, NL 26/02/2009, FR 29/04/2009, BE 07/10/2009, DK 30/10/2009, EE 05/02/2010, GB 29/10/2010
screenplay: Ruben Östlund, Erik Hemmendorff
cast: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund, Sara Eriksson, Lola Ewerlund
cinematography by: Marius Dybwad Brandrud
film editing: Ruben Östlund
producer: Erik Hemmendorff
production: Plattform Produktion
distributor: Svensk Filmindustri AB, Filmmuseum Distributie, KMBO, Benelux Films Distributors Belgium (BFD), Trinity Film

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Cannes 2008 Un Certain Regard
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