Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
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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