Incident by a Bank


Händelse vid bank

Directed by Ruben Östlund
Sweden | 12 minutes | 2010 | Swedish

Detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery. A single take where over 90 people perform a meticulous choreography for the camera. The film recreates an actual event that took place in Stockholm in June 2006.


Director: Ruben Östlund
Screenwriter: Ruben Östlund
Cinematograpy: Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Editing: Ruben Östlund
Producer: Marie Kjellson, Erik Hemmendorff

  • Ruben Östlund
    Ruben Östlund

Festivals & Awards
Berlinale – Golden Bear – Best Short
Cork International Film Festival – Best European Short Film
Aspen Shortsfest – Special Jury Award
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen – NTR Go Short Award
Krakow Film Festival – Best Short Film
Sundance Film Festival
Tampere International Short Film Festival – Grand Prix, Audience Award, Best Fiction

Ruben Östlund

Born in 1974. Ruben Östlund is the co-founder of the production company Plattform Produktion, which produces his films. He started out as a director of skiing films in the 90s, and later went on to study at the film school in Gothenburg. He has directed three dramatic feature-length films, THE GUITRAR MONGOLOID (2004), INVOLUNTARY (2008) and PLAY (2011) that celebrated its world premiere Cannes.

2011 Play, feature
2010 Incident by a Bank, short
2008 Involuntary, short
2004 The Guitar Mongoloid, short
2002 Family Again, short