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Original title The Square
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 4,08 / 5
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Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
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Swedish release 2017-08-25

Plot summary

A modern museum struggles with their visitor numbers and the newly appointed creative director decides to hire a PR agency to help promote the upcoming exhibition called...

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Festival contact (feature):

Petter Mattsson
+46 8 665 11 34
petter.mattsson@filminstitutet.se

Theo Tsappos
+46 8 665 11 33
theo.tsappos@filminstitutet.se

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Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Line Producer
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
First Assistant Director
Conforming
Advisor
Stunt Coordinator
Special Effects
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Production Coordinator
Location Manager
Production Assistant
Runner
Assistant to the Producer
Assistant
Casting
Extras Casting
Location Scout
Assistant Location Scout
Production Accountant
Post Production Supervisor
Film Commissioner
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Gaffer
Best Boy
Key Grip
Color Grading
Compositor
Visual Effects
Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)
Music Supervisor
Assistant Production Designer
Carpenter
Matte painting
Propman
Assistant Property Master
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Make-up Design
Construction Coordinator
Costume Assistant
Make-up Assistant
Caterer
Assistant Film Editor
Sound Editor
Foley
Re-recording Mixer
Re-recording
Trainee
Legal Advisor
Insurance
Other Crew
Governess

Cast

Claes Bang Christian
Elisabeth Moss Anne
Dominic West Julian
Terry Notary Oleg
Christopher Læssø Michael
Marina Schiptjenko Elna
Lise Stephenson Engström dotter
Lilianne Mardon dotter
Annica Liljeblad Sonja
Elijandro Edouard pojken
Daniel Hallberg PR-kille
Martin Sööder PR-kille
John Nordling kundansvarig
Maja Gödicke kontorspersonal
Nicki Dar kontorspersonal
Josephine Schneider kontorspersonal
Sofie Hamilton rånare
Robert Hjelm rånare
Anna-Stina Malmborg donator
Gunnar Höglund donator
Nina Strand fundraiser
Erik Sundfelt mannen på gatan
Peggy Johansson museivakten
Jonas Dahlbom kocken
Sofia Ciuraru tiggaren på 7-Eleven
Stefan Gödicke Tourettesmannen
Mia Svenheimer frun
Per Magnus Johansson psykologen
Erika Jareman expedit
Julia Sporre expedit
Clemens Poellinger konstteoretikern
Copos Pardalian tiggaren i gallerian
Pauline Hansson Youtubekvinnan
Pierre Elmqvist grannen
Madeleine Barwén Trollvik Prinsessan Madeleine
Johan Jonason journalist
Bo Melin journalist
Sonya Florens Espinosa journalist
Joakim Lamotte videobloggaren
Kolya Hardy tränare
Bobcats - GCO cheerleaders
Peter Viitanen
Mikael Olsson

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Plot summary

A modern museum struggles with their visitor numbers and the newly appointed creative director decides to hire a PR agency to help promote the upcoming exhibition called “The Square”. The Square is an elegant and telling satire addressing topics of responsibility and trust. 

Swedish censorship / rating

Certificate number 204675
Date 2017-08-08
Classification Allowed from age 11
Notes Digitalfil.


Technical specifications

Length in minutes 142 min
Dialogue
Textad


Production location

Göteborg Sweden
Stockholm Sweden
Berlin Germany

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2017-08-25 Sweden
Cinematheque screening 2018-03-17 Filmhuset Stockholm Sweden

Awards

Prize Madrid 2018 (bästa europeiska film / Best European Film, Goya Awards, Spanien)
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2018 Best Picture
Academy Award Nomination Los Angeles 2018 (bästa icke-engelskspråkiga film)
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2018 Best Set Design Josefin Åsberg
Stockholm 2018 Best Screenplay Ruben Östlund
Stockholm 2018 Best Actor in a Leading Role Claes Bang
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2018 Best Cinematography Fredrik Wenzel
Stockholm 2018 Best Director Ruben Östlund
Festival Award Cannes 2017 Josefin Åsberg (Prix Vulcain de l'artiste technicien, Festival de Cannes, Frankrike)
Austin 2017 (bästa film / Best Picture, Comedy Features, Fantastic Fest, USA)
European Film Award Berlin 2017 Ruben Östlund (bästa manusförfattare / Best European Screenwriter)
Berlin 2017 Claes Bang (bästa manliga skådespelare / Best European Actor)
Berlin 2017 Ruben Östlund (bästa regissör / Best European Director)
Berlin 2017 (bästa europeiska film / Best European Film)
Berlin 2017 (bästa europeiska komedi / Best European Comedy)
Palme d'Or Cannes 2017 (Festival de Cannes, Frankrike)
European Film Award Berlin 2017 Josefin Åsberg (bästa produktionsdesigner/ Best European Production Designer)

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Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title The square. Av Ruben Östlund. Version 56. 2016-06-23 (uppdaterade efter planen 23 juni).
Extent 68 s.
Language Svenska


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