Posted on March 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

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3 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About The Oscar Nominated Movie The Square

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Oscar-nominated Film The Square is all set to release in Mumbai tomorrow. But before you head to the theatres to watch this funny satire featuring different aspects of an urban lifestyle and a hilarious take-down of arrogance and elitism found in upper-middle-class art circles, we bring you some interesting facts regarding the movie.

The Square
The Square

Read on to know these facts:

1. The movie is inspired by the political unrest that once prevailed in Sweden. Because of the rising unemployment and the fear of a decline in status have led individuals to mistrust one another and to mistrust society.

2. The Square features the third observation on the series of studying human behaviour after his past movies, Involuntary and Play. It talks about the human probability to help others in public, is inversely proportional to the number of bystanders in that area. This diffusion of responsibility is known as ‘bystander apathy’.

3. The movie is the narration of the Good Samaritan experiment which means to help others in need, conducted in 1973 at Princeton. The experiment had a few students to participate in a drill wherein they were instructed to fill a form and switch building in a hurry. A fellow member acted-out as if he was in need of help but to his surprise, most of the students were busy rushing out of the building displaying their less helpful behaviour.

Starring actors Claes Bang, Dominic West, Elizabeth Moss and Terry Notary, The Square is directed by award-winning Swedish film-maker Ruben Ostlund.