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Oslo, August 31st (2011)Oslo, August 31st (2011)

Oslo, August 31st (2011)

The cry of a generation reckoning with aging in today's world

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.6

movie

Denmark, Norway

English, Norwegian

Character-driven, Discussion-sparking, Dramatic

2012

Joachim Trier

Aksel Thanke, Anders Borchgrevink, Anders Danielsen Lie

94 min

Synopsis

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Our Take

8.6
Bilal Zouheir

This masterpiece from Norwegian director Joachim Trier is a clear-eyed movie that takes place in one day in the life of a 34-year-old. Anders, a recovering drug addict, gets to leave his rehab facility for the first time to take a job interview. He visits friends, tries to meet his ex, and goes to the interview. With every interaction, you get to know him more and understand that what he’s going through is shared with everyone he meets. At 34, Anders feels it is too late to turn his life around, and so do his friends. He just happens to be a drug addict.

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