Rent The Square (2017)

3.1 of 5 from 420 ratings
2h 25min
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Synopsis:
Christian (Claes Bang), a respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm, is gearing up to launch a new show, 'The Square', a daring installation examining altruism and our duty to help others. However, Christian's own views on social responsibility are put to the test when he becomes the victim of scam, forcing him to question the world around him and his place in it.
Actors:
, , , , , Lise Stephenson Engström, Lilianne Mardon, Marina Schiptjenko, Annica Liljeblad, Elijandro Edouard, Daniel Hallberg, Martin Sööder, , Maja Gödicke, Nicki Dar, Josephine Schneider, , Robert Hjelm, Anna-Stina Malmborg,
Directors:
Producers:
Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff
Writers:
Ruben Östlund
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Awards:

2017 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2018
Run Time:
145 minutes
Languages:
Danish, English, Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Cannes Interviews with Ruben Ostlund, Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss
  • Interview with Ruben Ostlund
  • Interview with Claes Bang
  • Making of
  • Casting Tapes
  • Slideshow
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2018
Run Time:
151 minutes
Languages:
Danish, English, Swedish
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Cannes Interviews with Ruben Ostlund, Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss
  • Interview with Ruben Ostlund
  • Interview with Claes Bang
  • Making of
  • Casting Tapes
  • Slideshow
  • Trailer

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Reviews (11) of The Square

An Excellent European Satire upon the Human Condition! - The Square review by CS

Spoiler Alert
16/06/2018

I actually enjoyed watching this film, but it's not for the wham bam thank you crowd, who will probably find it boring. This is more of those who enjoy a well crafted, well thought out storyline. This is in effect a series of short plays all brought together by the central character, the Curator of the Museum, played by Dominic West. Billed as a satire, but very dark in some places, this is an assessment on human morality and how people behave in certain situations, such as when the Ape Man appears. I thought it was a very well thought out and honest film, exposing much of our inner selves, although there are a few holes in the plot and sometimes it goes off at a tangent in a direction other than what one is expecting. This is a satire on the human condition, it is not a comedy, as some people wrongly seem to think! My only disappointment is that this is billed is having a choice of English, Danish and Swedish Languages and English Subtitles, that is incorrect. You have no choice, the film is spoken in all three languages and when spoken in Swedish or danish, you get English Subtitles, however when spoken in English, there are o Subtitles, which makes it very hard form someone like me with a hearing loss! So if you are Deaf be aware that there are no English Subtitles for the Hard of hearing!

6 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

Grossly Overrated - The Square review by KW

Spoiler Alert
04/07/2018

I got so bored with the film I ended up using the fast forward button to finish it quick. If there was satire it missed me completely.

2 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Frivolous and tedious - The Square review by TR

Spoiler Alert
27/05/2018

This is supposed to be a satire on the art world, but yet again we have a film populated by self-absorbed, reprehensible and uninteresting types, except for the angry lad and the ape impersonator. Stereotypes are brought in when an already flagging story is seen as needing a "lift." Also, watching the story develop feels like wading through treacle. I thought satires were meant to be sharp, this is about as sharp as a plastic spoon.

1 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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