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Oslo, August 31st

Oslo, 31. august

directed by Joachim Trier
Norway, 2011
  • Norwegian
  • English


Anders is on the verge of completing treatment at a drug rehab clinic in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go to Oslo for a job interview but instead uses the opportunity to revisit friends and old haunts. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, Anders searches.

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. In HD.

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