An uninhibited satire where roles and class are inverted and the tawdry economic value of beauty is unveiled.
Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner.
The cruise ends catastrophically. Carl and Yaya find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. Hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.
Sweden, Germany, France, Greece, UK
Directed by: Ruben Östlund
Produced by: Platform, Essential Films, Parisienne de Production, Heretic
Genre: Dark comedy
Cannes Film Festival | International Competition (World Premiere)