Ruben Östlund has seemed like an interesting filmmaker and this film was on our movies-to-watch list for a long time. It was quite fascinating to see what would unfold during an avalanche in the French Alps.

Next to the usual digestion of the film itself, we ended up talking about masculinity and the discussion about gender roles in general. And towards the end we also weight in little bit of perspective about Finland and sauna.

Spoilers: We talk about the plot openly and discuss the ending in detail so I would recommend you first see the film.

Timeline

  • [00:00] – Setting and plot
  • [15:00] – Play
  • [19:00] – Hotel and the cleaner
  • [23:15] – Gender roles and modern family
  • [39:00] – The kids
  • [42:30] – Mother
  • [45:00] – The ending
  • [48:00] – Mats
  • [52:30] – Mother peeing
  • [59:00] – Arguments on gender roles
  • [1:09:00] – Sauna
  • [1:16:00] – Genre of the film

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