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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Høiaas (as Espen Klouman-Høiner)
Viktoria Winge ...
Odd-Magnus Williamson ...
Pål Stokka ...
Henrik Elvestad ...
Henning / Kommune
Henrik Mestad ...
Jan Eivind
Rebekka Karijord ...
Sigmund Sæverud ...
Sten Egil Dahl
Tone Danielsen ...
Elisabeth Sand ...
Mathis Wergeland
Silje Hagen ...
Anne Lindmo ...
Programleder (as Anne Sandvik Lindmo)


Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 September 2006 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Auf Anfang  »

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Box Office


NOK 22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$548,811 (USA) (18 July 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Sten Egil Dahl, the old writer in the movie, is based on Norwegian writer Tor Ulven. Ulven gave only one interview in his career, but is regarded as one of the most important writers in Norway during the eighties and nineties. See more »


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Written by Anton Gordon, Winding, Nardso
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Amazing first feature from a director to watch
1 April 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This film is intellectual without being arrogant, hip and stylish without being pretentious, and brimming with youth and energy without being juvenile.

On a simplistic level, the film can be described as a coming of age story about two Oslo twenty-somethings who are writers. The scenes when they are hanging out with their friends contain witty, realistic dialogue and interactions. But this is a very rich, complex film. A unique, fresh narrative structure, depth of emotion, brilliant character development, beautiful photography, and terrific acting- this is really a film that has nothing simplistic about it. At times incisively funny, at other times angst ridden and sad, the film takes the viewer through the gamut of emotions experienced by the characters.

I didn't always know where the story or characters were going (I don't think the characters themselves did), but the director/writer was always in charge and confidently in control of every frame, yet not manipulative; I was a very satisfied viewer when the credits rolled and loud applause broke out in the audience at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Keep your eye on Joachim Trier- he's going places.

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