Una película de pulsaciones. Ostlund narra un grupo de historias que tienen como relación la degradación humana en escala, una situación más infame y depravada que la otra. Existe un malestar en el ambiente que envuelve a estas historias, pero curiosamente antecedida por un morbo. Todo sin embargo queda como situaciones cotidianas. Como adicional, curioso cómo el director toma distancia, encuadres y perspectivas.
This goes beyond the "dysfunctional family" film, into the realm of dysfunctional society. And what makes it all the more strange, is how wrong it is, and at the same time, everyone accepts it. Which is really how our world functions, people don't all behave as they should, but we try to go on as if everything is fine. The camerawork accentuates the feeling by shooting dysfucntionally. For fans of our fuckdup world.
Thoughtful. Well designed. Controlled. Beautifully framed with great intelligence. The acting overall was excellent and the stories, whilst apparently fragmentary, served to represent various forces shaping contemporary society- it is a sharp critique of mainstream culture & its petty conformity to arbitrary, one might say superficial rules. A good film from a very good director.
An interesting mirror on society and particularly how we act when governed by peer pressure. It's easy for the viewer to judge from the fly on the wall position the fixed camera gives us, but I'm sure many of us can relate to at least a few of the situations highlighted in this film.
The point of reference here is the fixed camera. Whatever else it does, it just leaves us gawping at the behaviour of other people;, not involved, not concerned, just staring. Some vague themes were apparent; mans attitude to woman, the nature of control, how age defines behaviour. But the overall feeling most of the time was being somewhere I did not feel comfortable to be