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Oslo, August 31st -- 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.
Oslo, August 31st -- 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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Release Date:
31 August 2011 (Norway) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Drug addiction is tough *sigh* See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anders Danielsen Lie ... Anders
Hans Olav Brenner ... Thomas
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang ... Johanne
Ingrid Olava ... Rebecca
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anders Borchgrevink ... Øystein
Andreas Braaten ... Karsten
Malin Crépin ... 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
Aksel Thanke ... Therapist
Petter With
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Directed by
Joachim Trier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle  novel "Le feu follet"
Joachim Trier 
Eskil Vogt 

Produced by
Therese Naustdal .... line producer
Hans-Jørgen Osnes .... producer
Yngve Sæther .... producer
 
Original Music by
Torgny Amdam 
Ola Fløttum 
 
Cinematography by
Jakob Ihre (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Olivier Bugge Coutté 
 
Casting by
Christian Rubeck 
Emil Trier 
 
Production Design by
Jørgen Stangebye Larsen 
 
Art Direction by
Solfrid Kjetså 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Dæhli Ystehede 
 
Production Management
Magnus Ramsdalen .... production manager
Annette Staubo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans-Jørgen Osnes .... first assistant director
Paul Tunge .... first assistant director: second unit
Paul Tunge .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jens Berger .... assistant property master
Jostein Oksavik .... props
Iselin Steiro .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Ingar Asdahl .... sound recordist
Hugo Ekornes .... foley recordist
Roy Fenstad .... foley artist
Camilla Gjødal .... sfx recordist
Gunn Tove Grønsberg .... sound editor
Gisle Tveito .... sound designer
Gisle Tveito .... sound editor
Gisle Tveito .... sound re-recording mixer
Fanny Wadman .... boom operator
Andrew Windtwood .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Raymond Gangstad .... film scanning
Kjetil Haugen .... online editor
 
Stunts
Deni Jordan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gernot Grondinger .... steadicam operator
Maria Haglund .... first assistant camera
Stian Jorde .... gaffer
Thomas Lund .... lighting technician
Bo Lundgreen .... grip
Torfinn Rønning Sanderud .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Hallvard Berby .... casting assistant
Marita Holmeset-Varpe .... casting production manager
Espen Klouman-Høiner .... casting assistant
Jakob Rørvik .... casting assistant
David Skaufjord .... casting assistant
Eirik Sæter Stordahl .... casting assistant
Glenn Erland Tosterud .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Dæhli Ystehede .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Julien Alary .... colorist
Vårin Andersen .... logger
Jens Christian Fodstad .... trailer editor
Raymond Gangstad .... conform
Christian Siebenherz .... assistant editor
Espen Skjørdal .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Torgny Amdam .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Jimmi Berger .... laser film recording
Pelle Folmer .... lab coordinator
Jørgen Johannessen .... location manager
Jørgen Johannessen .... location scout
Jørgen Johannessen .... researcher
Aslaug Konradsdottir .... script supervisor
Petter Onstad Løkke .... production assistant
Ragna Nordhus Midtgard .... production intern
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Oslo, 31. august" - Norway (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Trivia:
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:
Thomas:Proust is Proust.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Fire Within (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sha'kke Ha Gult Stivna VattenSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Drug addiction is tough *sigh*, 1 August 2012
Author: wandereramor from Canada

The opening and closing minutes of Oslo, August 31rst are peerless filmmaking, a simultaneously nostalgic and disturbing slideshow of images from the titular city, which appears as some kind of larger supernatural entity with a will of its own. The film that they bracket is pretty decent too. It's a quiet slice of cinema verite about Anders, a recovering drug addict.

This isn't your standard AA-approved narrative of redemption, and that's what makes it good. Anders discovers that the world outside is frosty, ambivalent towards him, and most of all banal and meaningless. Of course, the difficulty is portraying banality without being banal yourself, and Trier doesn't entirely succeed here. But it does provide, on top of the more philosophical statement, a great representation of the difficulty of getting back into society after leaving it. Oslo, August 31rst is smart enough to see the social barriers that make the standard addiction narrative so deceitful.

Other than the immediately striking opening, there's nothing overtly impressive about this film. It has its flaws, such as the ending, which seems contrived compared to everything that's come before. But it's a quietly solid picture that certainly deserves a little of your time.

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Norway as a country... mentalgod
Loved it! BoredFoe
Question about the job interview bwilkening
Not really another 'addiction movie' drnutkin
See this film in L.A. on January 20th wendykingfilm
Which Hndel suite does Anders play? Bastiaan09
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