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

 -  Drama  -  31 August 2011 (Norway)
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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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Credited cast:
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Anders
Hans Olav Brenner ...
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang ...
Johanne
Ingrid Olava ...
Rebecca
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Anders Borchgrevink ...
Øystein
Andreas Braaten ...
Karsten
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Malin
Bettina Fleischer ...
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Petter Width Kristiansen ...
Petter
Emil Lund ...
Calle
Tone Beate Mostraum ...
Tove
Renate Reinsve ...
Renate
Øystein Røger ...
David
Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal ...
Mirjam
Iselin Steiro
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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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31 August 2011 (Norway)  »

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Oslo, 31 de Agosto  »

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$9,564 (USA) (25 May 2012)

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$100,713 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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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 »

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Anders: It will get better. Everything will be alright.
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Great little foreign film
19 January 2013 | by (Indiana. U.S.) – See all my reviews

I think I learned about this film when I searched for the highest rated films on Rotten Tomatoes. I saw it had earned nearly universal high marks, so I decided to check it out.

It follows a recovering addict named Anders who is granted a leave from the rehab clinic where he is currently residing to go into Oslo for a job interview. While in Oslo, which he has not visited in some time since going to the clinic, he meets a number of old friends, attempts to reconnect with a former girlfriend, and visits some old haunts.

That is essentially all in the way of plot. What makes the film so affecting are the conversations he has with these friends about life, feelings of regret, lost opportunities, etc. The conversations seemed so authentic and realistic; the writers never gave into the temptation of injecting false notes of sentimentality..

Even though Anders is an addict, this isn't really an "addiction movie." His addiction is always there in the background, but the themes that the film explores are far more universal and general. And the lead actor's performance was very poignant and impressive. I definitely recommend this to anybody interested in a strong dialog and character-driven film.


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