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Drama   Language: English  Status: Completed

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Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx- quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner. The cruise ends catastrophically. Carl and Yaya find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. Hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.


Cannes Film Festival 2022 - Winner - Palme d'Or
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022 - Nominee - FIPRESCI Film of the Year


Cast - Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean 

Director - Ruben Östlund

Screenplay - Ruben Östlund

Cinematographer - Fredrik Wenzel    

Producers - Philippe Bober, Julio Chavezmontes, Dan Friedkin, Ryan Friedkin, Mike Goodridge, Micah Green, Per Damgaard Hansen, Erik Hemmendorff, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Marina Perales Marhuenda, Andreas Roald, Daniel Steinman, Bradley Thomas, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade


Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 in Styrsö, a small island off the West Coast of Sweden. He studied graphic design before enrolling at the University of Gothenburg, where he met producer Erik Hemmendorff, with whom he later founded Plattform Produktion. An avid skier, Östlund directed three ski films that demonstrated his taste for long takes - a technique that remains an important trademark of his work. Östlund has become known for his accurate portrayal of human social behavior, as well as his use of Photoshop and other forms of image-processing software in his films.

His feature debut, Gitarrmongot, produced by Hemmendorff, won the FIPRESCI Award at Moscow in 2005, and was the first feature film in Sweden shot on video. Involuntary premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2008 and was then distributed in more than 20 countries and shown at numerous festivals, garnering Östlund international recognition. Two years later, he won the Golden Bear in Berlin for Incident by a Bank, a short film in which every camera movement was computer-generated in post-production. The premiere of his third feature Play in 2011 screened at the Cannes Director's Fortnight, where he was awarded the Coup de Coeur award. Following Cannes, Play was shown in Venice, Toronto, and New York, as well as numerous other festivals where it was awarded additional prices and distinctions, including being nominated for the prestigious European Parliament LUX prize and winning the Nordic Prize, the highest distinction in Scandinavia.

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