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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.
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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A city. A man. A day. See more »
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:
12 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Melancholic though efficiently humorous..." See more (28 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

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 (as Espen Klouman-Høiner)
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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Also Known As:
"Oslo, 31. august" - Norway (original title)
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95 min
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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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Thomas:Proust is Proust.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Fire Within (1963)See more »
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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
"Melancholic though efficiently humorous...", 19 January 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Norwegian screenwriter and director Joachim Trier's second feature film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival in 2011, was screened in the Vanguard section at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, was shot on location in Oslo, Norway and is a loose adaptation of French writer Pierre Drieu La Rochelle's novel "Le feu follet" from 1931 which French screenwriter, producer and director Louis Malle (1932-1995) honored with his masterful adaptation "The Fire Within" (1963). It tells the story about a recovering drug addict in his thirties named Anders who has been living at an unlocked residential treatment center for a long time. It's summer and Anders is on his way to Oslo, Norway where a job interview awaits him, but first and foremost he has to locate his former girlfriend named Iselin and visit some of his old friends.

Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier's stylistic, acute and to a certain extent lyrical directing, captures both the spirit of Oslo and the spirit of the main character in this melancholic though efficiently humorous drama which similar to the director's feature film debut "Reprise" (2006) has Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie in one of the leading roles, was shot on some of the same locations, was co-written by Norwegian screenwriter Eskil Vogt, photographed by Norwegian cinematographer Jacob Ihre and is a homage to the capital city of Norway. This dense fictional tale is emphasized by its very realistic urban milieu depictions, a fine acting performance by Anders Danielsen Lie where he conveys more with his facial expressions than with his words and some noticeable supporting acting performances by amongst others Hans Olav Brenner as the protagonist's close friend named Thomas.

This quietly paced and character-driven story about friendship, life choices and interpersonal relations where a gifted though scarred and inconsolable man whom has reached a final decision returns to his home-place which he has been away from for a long time, deserves recognition for being one of, if not the only Norwegian film which deals with the theme of suicide so openly. The refined narrative structure, subtle character development, psychological depth, poignant use of sound, rarely nostalgic voice-over narrations, use of music and the ardent cinematography reinforces the significant atmosphere in this minimalistic, existentialistic and introspective study of character which was produced by Norwegian producers Hans-Jørgen Osnes, Yngve Sæther and Sigve Endresen and which gained awards for Best Film and Best Cinematography at The 22nd Stockholm Film Festival in 2011.

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Question about the job interview bwilkening
Not really another 'addiction movie' drnutkin
See this film in L.A. on January 20th wendykingfilm
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