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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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Anders
Hans Olav Brenner ...
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang ...
Johanne
Ingrid Olava ...
Rebecca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anders Borchgrevink ...
Øystein
Andreas Braaten ...
Karsten
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Malin
Bettina Fleischer ...
Party guest
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 »

Quotes

Anders: It will get better. Everything will be alright.
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Anders: Except it won't, you know.
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Thoughtful character study with profound thoughts on life, ambition and happiness. Great cinematography though it struggles with pacing and story.
26 June 2013 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

With influences from two of my top 10 films, Hiroshima Mon Amour and La Haine, Oslo August 31st inherently belongs in a category of films I love. It's a very thoughtful character drama with great profound moments on life, ambition, happiness, fulfilment and second chances. The film's strongest moments are its concise reflections as the protagonist meets with an old friend or eavesdrops at a cafe. The highlight is the performance from the lead actor, Anders Danielsen Lie, who carries the whole film on his shoulders and the great washed out hand-held cinematography with its fantastic muted colour palette and interesting camera movements. However, it does struggle with pace and content at some stages where we just follow the character without meaning and purpose before we get to the interesting moments which don't feel as connected as they could have been. It's still a great, subtle and tragic film.

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