Although there are many weird scenes in The Square, there’s one that really stands out. A performance artist, imitating an ape, goes overboard to the extent of physically assaulting people. It is really disturbing and stays with you.
The Square packs in a lot of things that question our inhumanity. There are some things which completely go over your head as they are very random and most scenes end abruptly. Having said that, the film leaves an impact and will make you want to become a better human being.
The film mainly revolves around Christian Juel Nielsen (Claes Bang), who’s a curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He’s robbed of his phone and his wallet by being wickedly tricked on a busy street. He manages to find the location of his phone and leaves nasty letters for all the residents of the building. This move, like many others, makes us question him and his character.
There are many elongated yet funny scenes which keep you hooked, like the one in which two characters fight over the disposal of a used condom or the one in which they discuss about the night they had sex.
Claes Bang gets into the skin of the character and carries the film on his shoulders with ease. All the other actors do a fine job.
The Square is long, absurd, and yet worth your time. We give it 3 stars with a kink.
Although there are many weird scenes in The Square, there’s one that really stands out. A performance artist, imitating an ape, goes overboard to ...3.0