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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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14 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Joachim Trier does it again. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anders Danielsen Lie ... Anders

Malin Crépin ... Malin
Aksel Thanke ... Terapeut (as Aksel M. Thanke)
Hans Olav Brenner ... Thomas

Ingrid Olava ... Rebekka

Øystein Røger ... David
Tone Beate Mostraum ... Tove (as Tone B. Mostraum)
Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal ... Mirjam
Petter Width Kristiansen ... Petter
Emil Lund ... Calle
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang ... Johanne
Renate Reinsve ... Renate
Andreas Braaten ... Karsten
Anders Borchgrevink ... Øystein
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bettina Fleischer ... Gjester på fest
Iselin Steiro ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Joachim Trier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle  novel "Le feu follet"
Joachim Trier 
Eskil Vogt 

Produced by
Knud Bjørne-Larsen .... financial producer (as Knud Bjørne Larsen)
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
Marita Holmeset-Varpe .... extras casting
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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Runtime:
95 min
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Trivia:
The movie is very loosely based on the French book "Le feu follet", a 1931 novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.See more »
Quotes:
Anders:Look at my life. I'm 34 years old. I've got nothing. I don't want to start from scratch.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Fire Within (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
I've Been Losing YouSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Joachim Trier does it again., 1 April 2012
Author: Apex_P38 from United States

After seeing Reprise some years ago I had been eagerly awaiting for Joachim Trier's next film. Loosely based on the same novel Louis Malle's Le Feu Follet is based on by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Oslo, August 31st retells this story for the new age. By no means this movie happens to be a remake. The movie happens to have some similar basic elements here and there, as well as different encounters for the main character played this time out by Anders Danielsen Lie who was also happened to be one of the leads in Reprise who this time around plays a wonderful role on his own .

This is a story about a 34 year old recovering drug addict who has screwed up his life due to excessive partying, doing heavy drugs and alienating his loved ones that at his age he finds himself stuck and unable to move forward in his life. As he's about to finish his rehab stint, he's allowed to go into town for a job interview and in the process he decides to use this opportunity to visit old friends and relatives which in a way ends up making matters much worse for him. With all his old friends now married with children and successful careers he feels completely useless and overwhelmed. As he's end up being given the sympathetic pep talks, or being lectured at by unsympathetic characters who are trying to protect themselves throughout the day he finds himself challenging their personal views head on while struggling to convey his frustrations that no one seems to fully understand yet take personally.

In my opinion there's not much to compare Oslo, August 31st to Le Feu Follet. Louis Malle's version (1963) which I am a huge fan of is one of those cinematic gems that story-wise packs a punch. Le Feu Follet also stands next to other classic black and white pictures like Fellini's 8 ½ as one of the best looking black and white movies ever made and I highly recommend everyone to see it.

Oslo, August 31st in itself has an entirely different approach and has a more melancholic feel throughout the film. With almost 50 year gap difference from Le Feu Follet to be told as a modern day tale this story depicts modern day tactlessness that society potentially sees these situations as almost insignificant when dealing with recovering addicts. Sure, maybe some people will try to try and understand but the world is also more likely to let a person deal with his/her own demons for they can't be bothered and even distance themselves for they have their own problems to deal with no matter how much a friend or a loved one really needs their help to get through life.

Oslo, August 31st has been called a "Devastating and Heartbreaking" Film by some, and I agree. If you're expecting to see another Reprise this might probably not be it, but it could be just as great of a film depending on the person. I will even go as far as to say this can be a total "hit and miss" for some viewers. To me this is still a beautiful film that really moved me and made me feel sad watching it. I will definitely be on the lookout for the DVD when it finally comes out for sale. Overall, make sure to watch this movie with an open mind then make your own opinion. 7 out of 10.

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