A Male Melt-down in the Alps

October 28, 2014 12:52 AM

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"Force Majeure," which stirred up the troops in Cannes, is a must-see dark comedy from Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund about how a cowardly decision in a moment of crisis can be hell on a marriage.

An attractive upscale couple with adorable kids - straight from an Ikea catalog, it's been remarked -- are on a ski vacation in the French Alps, when a "controlled" avalanche threatens to engulf them as they sit eating lunch at a mountainside restaurant. While Ebba, the wife (Lisa Loven Kongsli) rus...

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