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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
"Oslo, 31. august" (original title)

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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.


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Ingrid Olava ...
Øystein Røger ...
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Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal ...
Petter Width Kristiansen ...
Emil Lund ...
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang ...
Andreas Braaten ...
Anders Borchgrevink ...
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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.

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The demolition of the 15-story Philips Building in Oslo is shown early in the movie. The building was destroyed April 30 2000. See more »


Anders: It will get better. Everything will be alright.
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Referenced in Fokus på Film fra Sør (2011) See more »


Written by D. Grotterud
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One of 2012's best films!
11 April 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A riveting and devastating norwegian drama that tells the story about Anders, who is recovering from drug addiction and takes a brief leave from his treatment facility to meet with his old friends, family and also attend a job interview in Oslo. There are several moments where you see that Anders is completely filled with hopelessness and melancholy inside, feeling he cannot start over again anymore. The film examines that aspect of emptiness that can take over you in such a tragic, disturbing and realistic manner, making me cringe at times. You can see the inevitable ending coming, which doesn't take any of its great impact away. Oslo, August 31st is essentially a character driven study, being a very powerful and touching experience.

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