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Turist (2014)

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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

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Tomas (as Johannes Bah Kuhnke)
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Charlotte (as Karin Myrenberg Faber)
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Johannes Moustos ...
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Tomba
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Michael Breitenberger ...
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Turistfotografen (as Karl Pinçon)
Julie Roumogoux ...
Snowboardparet (as Julie Roumegoux)
Peter Gaunt ...
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A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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The consequences in the fear and flight situation. See more »

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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HUF 3,970,010 (Hungary) (5 October 2014)

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$1,358,561 (USA) (1 March 2015)
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Director Ruben Östlund acquired inspiration for some scenes in the screenplay from real footage on YouTube. For example, the avalanche which serves as a momentum early in the story was inspired by a video Östlund found on YouTube, and a performance by a 12-year-old accordionist of Vivaldi's "Summer" was taken directly from a YouTube clip and played repeatedly throughout the film. See more »

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The family is skiing in the French Alps, but when Mats and Fanny are waiting for the elevator after their awkward evening with Tomas and Ebba, the directory beside the elevator is in Swedish. See more »

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Fanni: There's nothing in your head that you haven't said!
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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, 'L'estate' (Summer)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Arranged by Pavel Fenyuk
Performed by Alexandr Hrustevich
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A real disaster
2 February 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I consider myself fortunate not to have known much about the movie. Actually, I was expecting a french disaster-flick in the vein of "127 Hours", a post-avalanche survival tale, because of the promotional poster.

Boy, I was wrong. Being misguided often gets me irritated, but "Force Majeure" was shockingly impressive.

The narrative follows a Swedish couple on a ski-holiday with their children, and the aftermath of them facing a somewhat life- threatening situation. The disaster here is not a force of nature, but a force of human emotions.

With no intention of spoiling a movie you should know as little as possible about, this is a hard hitting emotional drama about human frailty, marriage, inner torment and moral dilemmas when it comes to love, and the authenticity of love.

Very much recommended to lovers of layered, intelligent drama. And I repeat, this is not a natural disaster movie.


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