Incident by a Bank

Händelse vid bank
Director: Ruben Östlund

Sweden, experimental, 2010, 12:35 min

“Incident by a bank” is a detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery: a single take where over 96 people perform a meticulous choreography for the camera. Incident by a bank recreates an actual event that took place in Stockholm back in June 2006; it’s an observation in real-time and a study of how people act and react to the unexpected.


2010 – Golden Bear for short films at the Berlin International Film Festival (Germany).
2010 – Silver Dragon award at the Krakow International Film Festival (Poland).
2010 – Grand Prix award at the Tampere Film festival (Finland).

Section: Short film program “Expanded Glimpses“

Screenplay: Ruben Östlund

Dir. of Photography: Marius Dybwad Brandrud

Cast: Bahador Foladi,
Ramtin Parvaneh,
Leif Edlund,
Rasmus Lindgren