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by Ruben Östlund


Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passerby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existencial crisis.

international title: The Square
original title: The Square
country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, United States
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruben Östlund
film run: 142'
release date: SE 25/08/2017
screenplay: Ruben Östlund
cast: Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, Linda Anborg, Emelie Beckius, Sarah Giercksky, Christopher Læssø, Jan Lindwall, Annica Liljeblad, John Nordling, Peter Diaz, Denise Wessman, Henric Wassberg, Marina Schiptjenko
cinematography by: Fredrik Wenzel
film editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger
art director: Josefin Åsberg
costumes designer: Sofie Krunegård
producer: Erik Hemmendorff
co-producer: Katja Adomeit, Philippe Bober, Olivier Père
production: Plattform Produktion, Coproduction Office, Essential Filmproduktion, ARTE GEIE
backing: Film i Väst
distributor: BAC Films, Alamode Film, Avalon, Curzon Artificial Eye, Cinemien, Feelgood Entertainment, Finnkino, Art Fest Film Distribution

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