Models Carl and Yaya are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues' gallery of super-rich passengers. At first, all appears Instagrammable, but the cruise ends catastrophically and the group find themselves marooned on a desert island.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stars: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson, Zlatko Burić, Henrik Dorsin, Iris Berben, Sunnyi Melles, Dolly de Leon, Vicki Berlin, Oliver Ford Davies, Jean-Christophe Folly, Amanda Walker, Hanna Oldenburg, Malte Gårdinger, Linda Anborg, Carolina Gynning, Arvin Kananian, Camilla Läckberg, Beata Borelius, Shaniaz Hama Ali, Alex Schulman, Amanda Schulman, Ralph Schicha, Timoleon Gketsos, Chris Westerstrom, Alicia Eriksson, Mira Uszkureit, Thobias Thorwid, Amanda Schulman, Alex Schulman, Jiannis Moustos, Stefan Gödicke, Nana Manu, Mia Benson, Elisabeth Falk
Director: Ruben Östlund
fariasluiz - 13 January 2023 A satire on class struggle, rich hierarchy, moral... The first part of the film introduces us Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) and this prologue already shows us what kind of people are going to be represented on the film: self centered rich people that relates to others with only interests. And this is important, because when few of them survives on the island, their money is not useful and one of the crew members of the cruise, Abigail (Dolly de Leon) becomes the leader, and more than that, she uses the same logic of interests to obtain advantage over the rest of them, since she's the only one capable of mantaing them alive. I think this movie is a must see and I probably should watch again to pay attention to all the minimum details.
alexanderliljefors - 13 January 2023 A complex artwort This is one of the best movies there is. Its a articstic consept involving the human social complex and diffrent groups in socity.
With overwhelming actors its a fantastic movie which really get you stuck.
Its art in its purest form and simply beautiful.
Its very clear that the situation the characters get into clearly develops all of the characters in a mental way.
We see a well written script as the story is developoing more and more into the storyline aswell.
It has moments where it is super unique, but all ofbthese moments stick together and really ad to the storyline. I really recommend you watch it.
gc_gokhancam - 12 January 2023 Similar but Strong H&M appealing to middle-low income customers in the first part While the smile finds its place in its advertisements, it opens the word for the luxury consumption brand Balenciaga by bringing unhappy models to the showcase, and the couple who earns money from modeling and earns 4 times more than the man, continues with the crisis they experienced in an expensive restaurant, making them expect what will come next.
In the second part, Yata is officially the king of shipping with 3 pieces of 400 ml nutella arriving by private helicopter. If only 2 750 ml nutella were sent! Emphatic examples of the contradictions between the low-income group and the super-rich life were very appropriate, especially in the large part that took place on the yacht. It is absurd that the whole crew will slide down the slide and the sails of the sailless ship will be cleaned, but it was probably quite enjoyable to touch the realities. Until the vomiting scene, the reason why the endless vomiting scene was kept so long made us think that these people, who have been exploiting the world for a long time, may have been drawn on the idea that the spit of it should be at least that long. The fact that the American communist and the Russian capitalist were at the same table was one of the most summary scenes that could be said about contradictions.
And in the last episode, the roles are turned upside down among the survivors who try to survive, unaware that they are not originally on a deserted island but in a remote corner of a luxury resort. The ship's toilet department head is promoted to captain of the Island. And it immediately builds a matriarchal order for itself. If they want to live in this new order, they have to fulfill their duties under the yoke of Abigail, the toilet. The messages given in a very harsh language as if to be intimidated by Bilal are a bit tiring in this episode.
And the final scene does not expect a different ending from our World, where the one who holds the power is the dictator. Abigail does not lose this lottery ticket given to her at the cost of being a murderer for the continuity of this order. LAST we live..
FeastMode - 12 January 2023 Time for a rant Triangle of Sadness one of the worst movies I've ever seen. That's not hyperbole. I hate it so much. To clarify, I've seen movies much lower in quality. This movie is competent in most technical aspects. But the sheer waste of time is so much worse than an incompetent movie I can laugh at.
The biggest contributor to my hatred is the vast nothingness that is this movie. I've used the term "nothing-movie" many times before to describe the lack of story/substance. This is one of the worst examples I can think of. Combine that with a runtime of 2.5 hours, and you have me wanting to cry from boredom.
I felt it immediately. We start with a long opening act to introduce what I thought were our two main characters. The entire introduction is nothing. And then those characters are barely focused on the rest of the runtime.
I am a full hour into this movie, and I still have no idea what it's about. I already picked up on a couple cool ideas with role reversals. But as for the story, NOTHING had happened for a full hour.
At that point, I almost quit the movie. The only reason I kept going is curiosity to see how little story there was in the last 1.5 hours. I started watching at 2x speed just to get through it, sometimes even faster. And it was never a problem because NOTHING HAPPENS.
The inciting incident, which is usually near the beginning of the movie, happens at the hour and ten minute mark. Unbelievable. The scene was described by a youtube reviewer I like as one of the best scenes he's seen. To me it's so low-brow and childish and I don't understand how it can be seen otherwise.
After finishing the movie, I can summarize it with two plot points. TWO PLOT POINTS. There is almost no substance in this movie. It's ALL NOTHING.
I also want to touch on this strategy used by producers to cast one star actor, put him and his name on the cover and in the trailer, and then barely have him in the movie. I'm guessing Woody Harrelson's screentime is about three minutes. This is false advertising and should be illegal. It's so frustrating. Significantly less people would have bothered with this movie if he wasn't part of the advertising, including me.
I guess someone who likes pretentious satire with zero story might enjoy this. I am not one of those people. This movie is complete and utter garbage. (1 viewing, 1/9/2023)
troy-boulton - 12 January 2023 A gorgeous, flaming s#!tshow This film is a deliciously crunchy social commentary comestible. Subversively slow-burn at first, almost to the point of being painful, it soon accelerates exponentially into flaming brilliance.
The casting is brilliant, the performances spot-on. Well crafted writing and sharp direction back this up to ensure the film delivers on all levels. If you like your humour dark, with a touch of the acrid, you will be in for a treat. This one grabs you by the gut and doesn't let up once it gets going.
No one, and I mean no-one, it spared from a skewering in this observation of human nature and social dynamics in a world that's lost its balance.
rich-mac - 11 January 2023 Triangle of Sadness isn't a comedy, it's a farce I find it increasingly the case that watching trailers is detrimental to my enjoyment of the movie.
I did anticipate that I was going to really enjoy Triangle of Sadness. Unfortunately for me the movie doesn't match the hype, the short highlights the trailer offered turned out to be misleading. Sadly, Triangle of Sadness isn't a comedy, it's a farce.
There are a few funny scenes bordering on slapstick, and we see a bunch of rich people behaving badly (which seems to be a theme lately) but it's all too hard to take in the end - way too long, and not enough of a payoff.
At times it felt unstructured, like the script was merely a guide, but there wasn't enough material to work with.
For me this movie died like a drunk comedian who's forgotten his lines. I often see a cynical 'why was this movie made?' in reviews - this time I have to ask the question - was it just so they could have a junket on a luxury motor yacht?
liaberlin - 11 January 2023 Humor, irony, truth Of the 3 chapters of this film - which did not feel like a 2:40 movie at all (not a boring second!) - I loved the cruise ship episode most: lots of irony and funny scenes (I could have done without the puking, though). I particularly loved the different characters, who, like in GoT and other great movies or series, where as repulsive and stupid as loveable and great. Here and there, there was a bit of bluntness in the director's moves (can't tell where, because I don't want to spoil), but all in all this film is as good as any festival film for prime time movie theaters can get. Congrats to the team.
skooter-17454 - 11 January 2023 Pretentious, preachy, pointless I have to say, as a socialist there's nothing I dislike more than limousine socialists and their pretentious allegorical "art" so I might be somewhat biased here but I'd rather have watched a poor American farmers' ode to capitalism than artsy garbage like this movie, I bet the latter would be less out of touch with reality and probably write more charismatic characters.
And I get it, the characters are supposed to be obnoxious but that usually happens in service of comedy or a greater narrative. This on the other hand is rarely funny, utterly pointless and awfully disjointed, there's no redeeming quality to this movie, no character development, no interesting or comprehensible plot, nothing.
The director and writer hides behind allegory and pretentious storytelling to "comment" on modern people, capitalism and gender roles without saying anything substantial or smart. It's the ultimate movie of the Western upper/upper middle class liberal LARPing as a socialist, no wonder it got a standing ovation at the Cannes Festival.
Modern cinema is doomed, even most of independent cinema is awful now.
josipasoski - 9 January 2023 What is the point of this movie? I decided to watch this movie, because of high imdb ratings.
I cannot believe, that this movie has ratings higher than 7.
There are three parts of this movie, which have no connections, at least I don't see it. Introduction is sooo boring, beyond boring, extreme boring and conversations between main characters lead to nowhere. The problems between them and conversation about those problems have nothing to do with the rest of the movie, so what is the point of those dialogs? I can tell you - there is no point!
No character in this movie is likable or relateable.
Then disgusting things happen, and this is obviously a metaphor for terrible personality of the rich people who are on this cruise, but again - what is the point? I can tell you - there is no point!
And then the movie ends and leaves you to imagine the end by yourself??? Again, first the movie tells you what to think in a way, and then leaves the movie with no closure. What is the point of that?
The acting performance of all actors is great and also the scenery.
I understand it is a critic of wealthy people who gained their wealth in immoral way and are priviliged based on nothing, but those snippets of critic are somehow disconected from the story. Oh, it is such a mess.
blakewatermeier - 8 January 2023 I will ask iTunes Movies for my money back Not kidding. I am really telling Apple I want my $5.99 back. Not that I have ever done that before.
The trailer had claims of the movie being funny. I didn't chuckle once. Not one single chuckle.
It was God awful, uncomfortable, and incoherent. Don't give me your artistic crap defense. Zero redeeming features. Save your attempt for some political statement about privilege, capitalism, v socialism, etc.
This movie is garbage. True garbage. I literally am done with the Golden Globes for even nominating this trash.
I asked my wife halfway through if we could stop the torture. She said "no", but later said she wish she would have let me.
The ending validates that there just isn't any point. But please do yourself a favor and don't start the movie so that you aren't tempted to try and find some meaning to this movie.
jjhtdxhyq - 8 January 2023 A black comedy with no laughs😬 Starts so slowly, was tempted to turn it off, but the rating of 7.5 made me carry on watching in the hope of vast improvement, boy was I wrong😬
You don't buy into any of the characters, Woody Harsleton only has a brief cameo appearance aka Bruce Willis of late, pension payoff.
The acting wasn't necessarily bad, just very indulgent indie film, that goes nowhere.
To save you wasting 2 1/2 hr's of your life here goes what happens.
Rich toffs who treat people like skivvies are on a ship.
Big storm, half the crew get sea sick, ott scenes of exorcist style vomit flowing everywhere, toilets overflowing. Ship sinks, some of the crew make it on a life boat to an island.
Second half of film, lord of the flies, only one person can light a fire or fire age for food, the toilet cleaner, she takes charge as she can light a fire and catch fish, they all bend to her demands of power ( role reversal of first half of film ), the useless make model becomes her sex slave in exchange for food.
After weeks stranded , no search party arrives, they all had mobiles etc, didn't the luxury ship have a radar?. Turns out they're is a luxury
Boutique hotel on the island, as they didn't search the island at all during their several week stay🤷♂️
Then the toilet cleaner sensing she's going to lose power is about to kill one of her lackies who says you can come and work for me as a maid. Film abruptly ends, utter rubbish with no ending, the first half of the film is bad, the second half is a feeble rehash of other films.
temptedblaze - 7 January 2023 A fever dream of pointless pretentious drivel. At least the title is self-aware. Well this movie wasn't a TOTAL waste of my time because at least now I have a top new worst movie I have ever seen... and I've seen a ton of movies so that's an accomplishment.
The characters are all super awful, no redeeming qualities whatsoever. None of them really have any backstories except the main couple, which is only a pointless hour of some fashion stuff and them fighting over money. This whole part could have been cut because it doesn't add anything to the film whatsoever. It would have been better to just give them no backstory like the rest of the cast.
Then the unbelievably fragmented story moves to a yacht for the ultra-rich, where it fails at delivering any sort of meaningful narrative, even though it's trying so desperately to do so. Gosh this part was so boring and stupid and just absolutely pointless. There's some scenes with rich people acting superior to the staff, then all the rich folks end up super sick, so we can assume someone slipped something into their food, although that's never fully established. Then the captain and one of the rich guys get drunk and read a bunch of political BS over the intercom while everyone is stuck sick and listening to it while the ship heaves in a storm and the toilets all back up and overflow.
Then the ship is randomly attacked by pirates or some team that was waiting to sink the ship for whatever reason. It never gives a reason, we are just meant to be like 'oh yea, they were insufferable so it makes sense someone wants to kill them.' Maybe it had to do with the fact they were all evading taxes? Although who really knows... Anyway...
Then the third part is about the survivors of the shipwreck, who are all useless except for one member of the staff who knows how to catch fish, make a fire, and cook. Instead of teaching anyone some skills to help, she basically becomes a dictator because she's now the MVP, instead of being the lowest rung on the ladder, and ultimately she forces one of the hot, rich guys to have sex with her in exchange for food. Then they find out that there's a resort on the island within a short walk from where they were the whole time, and the movie just ends randomly.
bilguana-08917 - 6 January 2023 Abruptly ends. My girlfriend and I agreed to turn it off during the fashion show. Then I read the misleading review here so I watched it alone. I can't unsee the male modeling scenes. The YACHT part was like White Lotus on steroids. But, the idiot writer-director couldn't write an ending so he just stops the film with a dozen conclusions possible. Why would Yaya want to help Abigail after Abigail had been sleeping with Yaya's boyfriend? And why would Abigail kill Yaya after she offered to help her, and Abigail would have been arrested for murder as they were near civizization. Just another stain on Cannes for giving it the Palm de Orifice. I wasted over two hours.
reubenmark - 6 January 2023 Oh my Good God! The freshest film I've seen since Birdman! It makes my heart weep that filmmakers are intelligent, charismatic and courageous enough to make something like this. It has such a unique voice, holds up such a genuine mirror to society and had so so much fun through their exploration of their world view. Really gave me Oldboy, Okja, Woody Allen vibes and I was here for every minute of it!
Ofcourse it has great actor performances, it's beautifully filmed and set dressed, but the strength of the premise and actually pulling off that premise in a meaningful and engaging way is what makes this stand out against almost everything I have seen in the last 5 years!
It deserves everything it is surely going to win and every filmmaker currently working needs to be unbelievably jealous of Ruben!