Movie Review

Force Majeure (2014)

Force Majeure (2014) is a Swedish comedy-drama, about the dynamics of a married couple with two kids while vacationing. A simple story filmed in breath-taking locations of the french alps, just for the cinematography, this film is a good watch. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Ebba and Tomas are happily married to a young daughter Vera and a young boy Harry, they are staying for a few days at a luxury resort. Getting up early every day, they have breakfast and leave for skiing on the beautiful snow-covered slopes. One day, a controlled avalanche comes damn close to where they are eating their lunch, covering them with a thick fog of snow everywhere; in the commotion Tomas runs away to safety, leaving Ebba to protect & take care of the kids. For Ebba, this creates rift and mistrust towards her husband Tomas. How did they handle it? Did they resolve it?

In the climax, there is a scene of a bus full of tourist getting down from the mountains to the plains; the curves (hairpin bends as call them in India) appear to be less impressive & less safe than the ones I have driven in the Holy Tirupati hills in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Force Majeure (2014)
Force Majeure (2014)

This movie got good reviews and was remade in English as Downhill (2020) starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell – available on Disney+Hotsar.

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