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Reprise (2006)

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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)
Viktoria Winge ...
Odd-Magnus Williamson ...
Morten
Pål Stokka ...
Geir
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Lars
Henrik Elvestad ...
Henning / Kommune
Henrik Mestad ...
Jan Eivind
Rebekka Karijord ...
Johanne
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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8 September 2006 (Norway)  »

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Auf Anfang  »

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NOK 22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$548,811 (USA) (18 July 2008)
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This is director Joachim Trier's first feature film. See more »

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Features Cesarée (1978) See more »

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Passing Us By
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Performed by Maria Eva Orieta
(2006)
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Quirky, bittersweet, screwball comedy Norwegian style
2 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Five good friends. Young men not yet settled into career lives. Two are trying to become authors. Phillipe gets published quickly, while Erik is struggling to get his first book out. Phillipe proves to be suffering from a psychosis that interferes with his writing. That is in a nutshell the film's backbone. However there is a lot more going on.

The complex narrative with multiple characters is told in a quirky, original style. Time-lines are heavily sliced. Multiple takes are intercut into seamless conversations. Explanatory flashbacks are inserted almost as if they are part of the action. And so on. It's all fresh, fast moving, and fun to watch.

It is a bittersweet story of young adults leaving behind the carefree existence of dreamers and gravitating towards the settled lives of older adults. The characters are well conceived. Their antics and clever dialogue provide much of the material for the many funny screwball moments. Great debut film for the director.


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