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by Ruben Östlund


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


main awards/selection

Cannes 2008 Un Certain Regard

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