Directed: Ruben Östlund
Country: Sweden, Norway
Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama
Two sexy underage girls pose and strip for their digital camera, a young teacher holds a dangerous experiment with her pupils; a bus driver refuses to continue driving over a trivial matter; a group of drunken young men coerce each other into salacious pranks.
Movie Reviews"Involuntary" is a witty, perceptive and poignant film which looks at the nature of group dynamics in a series of unrelated stories, straight from the mad world we live in.
Director Östlund works with very special camera angles. Sometimes you don't see the heads of those who are talking. There are long, uncut scenes which gives it a sense of reality, without doubt referencing Dogma, possibly Haneke, Altman and Miranda July.
The general reception in Swedish press was positive, with an avarage of 4.3 out of 5 at Kritiker.se, making it the highest rated Swedish film from 2008.
My thoughts: you either love it, or hate it.