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by Ruben Östlund

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A study of peer pressure

Review: Involuntary

A study of peer pressure

Ruben Östlund's second feature film has grabbed the attention of festivals and critics with its realistic and refreshing look at Swedish society filmed with unconventional techniques 

“Bored with Hollywood stories”

Interview: Ruben Östlund • Director

“Bored with Hollywood stories”

Ruben Östlund is hailed as the figurehead of new avant-garde Swedish cinema, from his Göteborg base, far from Stockholm’s film establishment 

“What is most important is not the story”

Interview: Erik Hemmendorff • Producer

“What is most important is not the story”

With their company Plattform, Erik Hemmendorff and Ruben Östlund are bringing a breath of fresh air into Swedish filmmaking, shifting the focus from the content to the medium itself 





international title: Involuntary
original title: De Ofrivilliga
country: Sweden
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2008
directed by: Ruben Östlund
screenplay: Ruben Östlund, Erik Hemmendorff
cast: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund, Sara Eriksson, Lola Ewerlund

main awards/selection

Cannes 2008Un Certain Regard

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