A pitch-black comedy set on the glaring white slopes of the French Alps, Force Majeure takes the role of the male in modern family life and throws it tumbling down the side of a mountain. Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) is on a ski holiday with his wife and two children when an impulsive decision in a moment of crisis (an avalanche) leaves the family dynamic shaken to the core in its aftermath. A word-of-mouth sensation at film festivals from Cannes to Fantastic Fest, and the subject of a 2019 English-language remake (Downhill), Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure also stars Kristofer Hivju, who Game of Thrones fans will recognise as the ginger-bearded wildling, Tormund Giantsbane.
“An ice-cold knockout.” — Village Voice
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