The Square (2017 Film)
Filmywap and Fzmovies 2018, The Square is upcoming 2018 Hollywood comedy and drama filled movie that is directed by Ruben Ostlund a Swedish film director, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, and producer.
Christian is the curator of the X-Royal art museum in Stockholm, formerly the Royal Palace. He is interviewed by the journalist Anne, struggling to explain museum jargon. Later, he is pulled into a confrontation in a pedestrian zone, after which Christian notices that his smartphone and wallet are missing, presumably stolen in a confidence trick. He is able to track the position of his phone on his computer, which he and his assistant Michael trace to a large apartment block. They write a threatening anonymous letter demanding the return of the phone and wallet by depositing them at a nearby 7-Eleven. They print dozens of copies of the letter and Christian throws a copy in the mailbox of each apartment at night. Several days later, a package for Christian is actually deposited at the store, containing the phone and the completely untouched wallet.
Euphoric after the success of his plan, Christian goes to a party where he meets Anne again, and ends up in her apartment. After they have sex, Anne offers to throw away his used condom but he steadfastly refuses to hand it over to her. They argue over the situation, as she believes he does not trust her to dispose of the semen rather than take it. Several days later she meets him in the museum and states she is looking for more than casual sex. She asks him if he feels the same, but he is evasive. When Anne later tries to call him, he does not pick up the phone.
Then, the day after picking up the package containing his phone and wallet, Christian is informed that a second package has arrived for him at the 7-Eleven. Suspicious, he sends Michael to pick it up. In the store, the assistant is confronted by a young boy who, assuming Michael to be Christian, states that his parents believe that he is a thief because of the letter and demands that Christian apologize to him and his family. Otherwise, the boy threatens to create “chaos” for Christian.
Later, the boy visits Christian’s home and confronts him on the staircase. Christian tries to send him away, but the boy begins to knock on doors and scream for help. After the boy falls down a flight of stairs, Christian hears the boy’s voice calling for help. After being tormented by the voice, Christian desperately searches the trash outside the house for a note which contains the boy’s phone number. After finding it and unsuccessfully trying to call the boy, Christian records an apologetic video message.
The Square is presented as simple outline.
In the midst of these troubles, Christian has to manage the promotion of a new exhibition centered on an art piece called “The Square” by Lola Arias, which is described in the artist’s statement: “The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.”
The advertising agency commissioned by the museum to promote The Square states that to attract attention they need to harness social media attention with something aside from the uncontroversial and bland artist’s statement. Artists with the agency consider a depiction of violence contradicting The Square’s message, developing a promotional clip showing an impoverished white blond girl entering The Square and being killed in an explosion. The video is published on the museum’s website and YouTube video after a distracted Christian did not attend the meeting to approve it. The clip goes viral, quickly reaching 300,000 YouTube views, but receives an extremely hostile response from media, religious leaders and the general public. The museum arranges a press conference, where Christian states he violated protocol and is stepping down as curator in mutual agreement with the board. Several journalists then attack him for stirring up cheap controversy with a tasteless clip, while others attack him for self-censorship because of his resignation.
Feeling guilty of his actions towards the boy, Christian drives to the apartment block several days later and tries to find the boy and his family. He talks to a neighbor who states that he knew a boy for which Christian’s description fits but that he and his family have moved away.
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