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The Square (2017)

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The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

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Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

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Rated R for language, some strong sexual content, and brief violence | See all certifications »
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25 August 2017 (Sweden)  »

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NOK 406,148 (Norway) (1 October 2017)
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Sweden's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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During the press conference, the time displayed on Christian's LCD watch is clearly visible and jumps from 14:53 to 15:50 when we cut to a participant who asks a very short question. See more »

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Christian: The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.
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14 November 2017 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

My thought afterwards was that The Square does for abstract modern art what Best in Show did for dog shows...except more high-brow subtly and more (appropriately so) abstractly. The movie is thus zany, in ways or places. Simultaneously, it has serious edges centering on (1) social issues of helping people in distress...or not, and (2) defending artistic integrity versus (a) marketing distortions and (b) potshots from critics.


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