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'Play' Director Ruben Ostlund Preps 'Tourist'; Will Contain "The Most Spectacular Avalanche In Film History"

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 22, 2011 5:37 PM
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This year's New York Film Festival had plenty to offer for film buffs salivating over the spring season's wealth of buzz movies. From the silent-era love letter "The Artist" to the impressive psychodrama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (not to mention established champions like "The Descendants," "Carnage," "The Turin Horse," "A Dangerous Method," and more), very few from the anticipated roster disappointed the east coast crowd. However, much like your average fest, these well-known titles stole the spotlight from smaller films not containing Marilyn Monroe or Michael Fassbender's member. It's understandable -- there's only so much time and skrilla -- but one movie worth catching up with is Ruben Östlund's "Play." Based on a true story about a group of wrong-side-of-the-track kids bullying and robbing three better-off children, the Swedish director's third feature is an uncomfortable and often-times bizarre film. The man's got a voice and perspective so unique that the movie only incites a hunger for more -- and thankfully, we won't have to wait long for another helping.

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