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Watch: Pivotal Scene from Foreign Oscar Frontrunner ‘Force Majeure’

Watch: Pivotal Scene from Foreign Oscar Frontrunner 'Force Majeure'

A marriage hits the rocks in this scene from Swedish Oscar entry "Force Majeure," where a night-in with friends quickly sours into well-oiled, dinner theater psychodrama.

Tomas and Ebba are on holiday in the French Alps when an avalanche nearly crushes the couple and their two children. The incident reveals truths about her husband that send Ebba twirling into a tizzy of doubt and confusion while Tomas’ already frail male ego implodes.

Watch as the characters’ discussion of the he-said/she-said particulars of what really went on descends into a heated gender debate. Performances by Johannes Kuhnke and Lisa Loven are subtly shaded and brilliant. Every glance, furrowed brow or pursed lip is a loaded gun.

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