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Force Majeure Review

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A father of two throws his marriage, his manhood and his mind into chaos when he instinctively legs it as an avalanche cascades towards his family during a ski holiday.

★★★★

This devious Swedish drama, shortlisted for the Oscars and an award winner in Cannes, suggests that infidelity isn’t the only catalyst for a marriage’s sudden decline. Here, a father of two throws his marriage, his manhood and his mind into chaos when he instinctively legs it as an avalanche cascades towards his family during an otherwise idyllic Alpine ski holiday.

What develops is a brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct, and is likely to leave the audience with a lot of questions – chiefly what they would (or might) do in the same situation.

A brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct.

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