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On Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:54:59 PM UTC-6, moviePig wrote:
> On 2/3/2018 8:31 AM, SLGreg wrote:
> > My first venture into the foreign nominees for best picture didn't
> > disappoint.  Ruben Ostlund (FORCE MAJEURE) tackles the world of high
> > art, class distinctions, and man's increasing isolation and lack of
> > humanity.
> >   
> > Christian (Claes Bang), is the curator of a modern art museum in
> > Stockholm.  Pretentious and smug, he bullshits his way through life,
> > basically getting what he wants on charm alone. The plot (somewhat)
> > centers around a controversial You Tube video that gets mistakenly
> > released, putting Christian's future in jeopardy.
> > 
> > At 2.5 hours long, it's a marathon of odd sub plots and Scandinavian
> > weirdness, including Elizabeth Moss as an American journalist, with a
> > pet ape.
> > 
> > Enjoy!
> 
> Though unplanned, I watched it two sittings, which probably helped.  (I 
> didn't know it was the FORCE MAJEURE guy -- that would've helped, too.) 
> Fwiw, the DVD has a 10-minute making-of on just the dining-room sequence 
> -- which nevertheless sheds some light on the whole movie, imo.
> 

I'll probably finish it in 4 sittings. This is my second Euro-museum insite film, the first was
about the Rejks museum in Amsterdam.