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Reprise (2006)

R  |   |  Drama  |  8 September 2006 (Norway)
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Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

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Erik Høiaas (as Espen Klouman-Høiner)
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Geir
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Lars
Henrik Elvestad ...
Henning / Kommune
Henrik Mestad ...
Jan Eivind
Rebekka Karijord ...
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Sigmund Sæverud ...
Sten Egil Dahl
Tone Danielsen ...
Inger
Elisabeth Sand ...
Hanne
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Mathis Wergeland
Silje Hagen ...
Lillian
Anne Lindmo ...
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Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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NOK 22,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,060 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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$548,811 (USA) (18 July 2008)
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Norway's official submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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Decepticon's And Literary Merit
5 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good direction, great soundtrack, dialog, editing, a surprisingly full movie from a first time director.

Two Norwigian friends in their early twenties Philip and Erik, submit there first manuscripts on the same day, one is accepted and becomes a...(read more) critical darling, the other swims in a sea of rejection letters. In the first five minutes we see at least two altered timeliness of what might have happened to these characters had they both been accepted or had they both been rejected, Run Lola Run style in accelerated montage lead by voice over.

The world which could have been, is then followed by six months later, when Erikis getting out o mental institute after a having suffered a breakdown sometime before, Philip is sticking with him, keeping a spare key, making sure he takes his medication on time, and still trying to get his own work published, which it shortly is.

Erik and Philip, and their motley crew of friends like the the crude Morten singer of such classic punk songs like "Fingerfucked by the Prime Minister", and the intellectually over-zealous "Porno Lars", all hang out and well just hang out.

Erik is trying to recreate his obsessive relationship(against dr's orders), going as far as to meticulously re-create a trip they took to Paris. Philip is debating whether or not to dump his girlfriend so he can sew his whitely oats, and trying to escape the shadow of Eirk and their hero Stein Egl Dahl, their favorite author who also happens to live in their home town.

As the title suggests, the film is about these characters trying to re-create, re-capture the past, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Are you holding onto your dreams or are you clinging to them, are your friends a support group or a crutch to keep out the "real world", do you really love her, or is she just an obsession, should you leave him, or are you just selfish. Is there any way to escape cliché, and live "genuinely"? These are questions which are especially pertinent to the coming of age twenty somethings in the film, but they are universal questions everyone probably at numerous times in their life will have to face. And this film captures them, the highs, the lows, and the cream filled centers...good stuff.


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