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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 »
Awards:
14 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful, true and devastating 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Oslo, 31. august" - Norway (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:It will get better. Everything will be alright.
[laughing]
Anders:Except it won't, you know.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fokus på Film fra Sør (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Exit GhostSee more »

95 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, true and devastating, 5 November 2011
Author: maddo16 from United Kingdom

The most hard-hitting and resonant film I've seen in a long time, Oslo August 31st sets itself up with serene, fuzzy home footage and tales of blissful memories spent in the titular city of Oslo only to cut to the bleak life of Anders, a former heroin addict on his first day of life out of rehab. Searching for a meaning and a purpose in this new life he finds little in his friends' bourgeois city routines, which he neither desires nor feels he could achieve anyway, and their claims that "it'll all get better" fail to move a mind constantly probing and analysing the reality of his situation.

He soon undergoes an intense conversation in a park overlooking the city with his closest friend, wherein Anders pours out his thoughts of the time the two have spent apart, and the precision of their rapport matched with the lead's acting make the whole scene feel horribly real.

Anders wanders the often-empty city like a ghost, sitting in a café surrounded by the hollow dreams of others ("Plant a tree. Swim with dolphins. Write a great novel") and dwelling on the weight of his own existence. In two minds whether to leave the city, increasingly desperate and always beautifully shot, we follow him through the night until sunrise, when Anders appears to us in a sequence at his most unpredictable.

Undeniably disturbing, yet intimate and tender, this is a film that already feels close to my heart, one unafraid to bring up difficult questions and brilliantly able to provoke an idea of the absurdity of it all.

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