Deborah Ross

Pure scorn without wit or insight: Triangle of Sadness reviewed

Ruben Ostlund's latest is billed as a ‘satirical black comedy’ but the targets are easy and it doesn’t say anything and I didn’t laugh once

Russian oligarch Dimitry (Zlatko Buric) and his mistress Ludmilla (Carolina Gynning) in Triangle of Sadness. Credit: © Plattform Produktion

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