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Pål Sverre Hagen,
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Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
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Trond Espen Seim,
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Evy Kasseth Røsten
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Per Christian Ellefsen,
Marit Pia Jacobsen
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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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