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The Square

by Ruben Östlund Gala Premieres

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 passersby 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. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis. Ruben Östlund’s well-deserved Palme d’Or-winning film is an ingenious, bittersweet social satire that invites you to laugh, ruminate as well as cringe.


  • Genre: Satire
  • Country, Year: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, 2017
  • Runtime: 142 Min
  • Languages: Swedish, English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Ruben Östlund
  • Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laessø
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  • Screenplay: Ruben Östlund
  • Cinematography: Fredrik Wenzel
  • Editors: Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
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  • Producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
  • Co-Producers: Isabell Wiegand, Sarah Nagel, Katja Adomeit
  • Executive Producers: Tomas Eskilsson, Agneta Perman, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas
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  • Production Companies: Plattform Produktion, Essential Filmproduktion, Société Parisienne de Production, Coproduction Office
  • World Sales: Coproduction Office
  • Swiss Distribution: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
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