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Ruben Östlund, 2011 118 minutes Kevin Vaz, Yannick Diakité, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Nana Manu, Anas Abdirahman Sweden, France Swedish 13 November 2017 Dutch

On the occasion of the release of this year’s Palme d’Or-winner THE SQUARE (November 9), Lumière retakes two earlier films of Swedish director Ruben Östlund, including PLAY, an astute observation based on real cases of bullying.

In central Göteborg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about forty occasions between 2006 and 2008.The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence. Östlund was allowed to study the legal documents surrounding the case and spoke to culprits and victims in order to build up his powerful analysis layer by layer.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN SWEDISH, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.