BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
De ofrivilliga

Involuntary

ORIGINAL TITLE:
De ofrivilliga
Sverige / 2008 / 100 min
LANGUAGE:
Svensk
CAST:
Villmar Björkman, Maria Lundqvist, Henrik Vikman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Sara Eriksson, Cecilia Milocco, Leif Edlund Johansson
DIRECTOR:
Ruben Östlund
WRITER:
Ruben Östlund, Erik Hemmendorff
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Marius Dybwad Brandrud
PRODUCER:
Erik Hemmendorff
Scandinavian reality times five

A bus driver keeps his passengers locked in the bus to force a confession out of the person who ruined a curtain; a man persuades his friends to play a prank that may or may not be considered homosexual rape on another friend; two teenage girls practice soft core pornographic poses in front of a digital camera; a man is injured by fireworks in his own birthday party; a teacher subjects her class to a psychological experiment in an attempt to expose a colleague. INVOLUNTARY presents the audience with five stark and strikingly immediate visions of Scandinavian reality.

Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund was educated at the School for Photography at Göteborg University and has since worked as a director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. He has made critically acclaimed short films and documentaries such as LÅT DOM ANDRA SKÖTA KÄRLEKEN (2001), FAMILJ IGJEN (2001) and AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SCENE NR: 6882 (2005). In his native Sweden, Östlund gained a lot of attention for his feature film debut THE GUITAR MONGOLOID (2004), which was both praised by critics and used to argument against state funding of films. INVOLUNTARY is his second feature film.