He works in one of the few industries where men earn significantly less than women for the same work: Carl (Harris Dickinson) is a model. His job is to look good and choose to look at the camera with a nice smile or an arrogant pout. It goes without saying that his girlfriend also comes from the modeling industry. Yaya (Charlbi Dean) is also a successful influencer with several hundred thousand followers. Together, the two make a visually perfect couple, and they get along well with each other when they’re not fighting over a restaurant bill.
One of the advantages of being an influencer is always getting something for free – for example, a luxury cruise. On board the huge ship, the two meet numerous eccentric guests, a motivated crew who are forbidden to say “no” and a captain (Woody Harrelson) who would rather lock himself in his cabin with a bottle of liquor than perform representative duties. But for the Captain’s Dinner, he too has to venture out of his cave. Unfortunately, there is a high swell that evening.
Because of sadness! The new film from The Square director Ruben Östlund is a two-and-a-half-hour of dark humor. With The Triangle of Sadness, the Swede succeeds in creating a hilariously funny social satire with a whole squad of excellent actors, of whom Woody Harrelson is only the most prominent name. If you don’t usually like luxury cruises, you should definitely make an exception with this cinematic cruise.