Criticizing the wealthy in works of art is not a novel concept. However, throughout the last few years, there has been an increase in both interest in and popularity of the so-called genre. This trend may be seen as a murder mystery, such as Knives Out, or a dramedy, such as The White Lotus. PIt’s possible that we are drawn to them because of the schadenfreude (okay, Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya and Benoit Blanc’s accents are selling points, too), even if we can’t hold the Elon Musks of the world accountable in real life, watching them get tortured on vacation or turn against each other for an inheritance can feel like the tiniest taste of revenge. Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya and Benoit Blanc’s accents Also, Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya and Benoit Blanc’s accents are selling points. In these tales, individuals who have taken advantage of others or taken shortcuts on their path to financial success are ultimately punished as they should be. Ruben Ostlund, a Swedish filmmaker, pushes the idea to its logical conclusion in his film Triangle of Sadness.
His film, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and is now up for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Picture, does more than force its rich and beautiful characters into uncomfortable situations; it also forces them into the most unpleasant and vile situations from which there is no escape. (Considering that it takes place aboard a ship at sea and on an uninhabited island.) The movie’s plot centers on a model and influencer couple named Yaya (played by Charlbi Dean Kriek) and Carl (played by Harris Dickson), who wins a free trip on a magnificent yacht cruise but find that their vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. (Avoid watching this after a meal if you have trouble controlling your gag reflex.)
This year, the absurd drama-comedy has been nominated for numerous Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Jonas Ostlund. On the other hand, rising talent Dolly De Leon was shamefully overlooked for her supporting part. You will understand what the Academy is missing once you get to the play’s third act.
Unfortunately, you can’t watch Triangle of Sadness online just yet. Despite this, it may be rented or purchased via services such as Apple TV+ and Prime Video. Have a look at the available choices below.