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The Square (2017)

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A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$74,233, 29 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,351,205, 21 January 2018
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Winner of the 2017 Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. 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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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.131 (2017) See more »

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Disappointed in the IMDb community
26 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I am not disappointed in this movie, no. I am shocked and disappointed at the IMDb community. A comedy with a 7-8 rating? That seems like a movie worth watching, no questions asked. But this movie... I can't remember the last time I saw something as boring and cringeworthy as this sh*t. Probably not since The Lobster (2015). The simplest way to describe it is the following. A movie about snob culture that is in itself, snobby. It makes fun of how things like modern art and corporate projects have gotten meaningless and superficial, but in my opinion does a poor job at it. It's supposed to be a comedy, yet I didn't laugh at all until the sex scene, which was so abrupt and absurd I burst out laughing - while the whole theater watched in uncomfortable silence. I could've given it a second star because of that, except I would have stopped watching it long before had I not been at the movie theater. Also, I just want to lower the rating as much as possible :))) The scenes were so so, sooo long. Totally unecessary in my opinion. If I'd cut them in half I wouldn't have missed anything. They had me squirming in my seat and seriously considering to leave the theater. I mean seriously, a "comedy" 2 and a half hours long? Give me a break..I should have known it wasn't any good. So if you get what I'm saying about snobby movies, don't watch this. As for anyone who liked this movie, guess what, you're a snob too. Ahahah jk


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