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Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On 30 August, he is given a day's leave to attend a job interview in the city center. After visiting his friend Thomas, he proceeds to his appointment. In the interview, he admits to being a drug addict and storms out. He then wanders the streets of Oslo for the rest of the day and night, meeting, and sometimes confronting, people from his past. The film ends the next day, 31 August. Focusing on the decisions Anders has made with his time off. Written by
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He taught me to bike, row, how you can exceed speed limit by 20% without getting busted. 60 at 50, 108 at 90. She spoke of adult matters in English. She taught me to always floss. To put things back where they belong. They hated reactionaries, but waited years before buying a VCR. They were both from Oslo, remembered places we passed. Slightly deaf, he insisted on hearing the absurd: What do you think is best? Got waffles on your chest? They thought intellectual achievement was superior to ...
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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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