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Oslo, August 31st
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OSLO, AUGUST 31ST

Oslo, 31. august

Directed by Joachim Trier
Norway, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

Recovering drug addict Anders is given a day’s leave from his rehab center to apply for a job in the city. Over the course of one day and night, he tries to reconnect with his old friends and family in Oslo, where the ghosts of his past mistakes wrestle with the hope to see some future by morning.

Synopsis

Recovering drug addict Anders is given a day’s leave from his rehab center to apply for a job in the city. Over the course of one day and night, he tries to reconnect with his old friends and family in Oslo, where the ghosts of his past mistakes wrestle with the hope to see some future by morning.

Our take

A reworking of Louis Malle’s New Wave classic The Fire Within, Joachim Trier’s Cannes hit about a young man’s fade-out is a triumph of sensitive insight and observation, a smart, sharp portrait that even finds within its heavy subject matter the chance for warmth.