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Oslo, 31. august (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 August 2011 (Norway)
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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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Joachim Trier
19 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Danielsen Lie ... Anders
Malin Crépin ... Malin
Aksel Thanke Aksel Thanke ... Terapeut (as Aksel M. Thanke)
Hans Olav Brenner Hans Olav Brenner ... Thomas
Ingrid Olava Ingrid Olava ... Rebekka
Øystein Røger ... David
Tone Beate Mostraum Tone Beate Mostraum ... Tove (as Tone B. Mostraum)
Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal ... Mirjam
Petter Width Kristiansen Petter Width Kristiansen ... Petter
Emil Lund Emil Lund ... Calle
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang Johanne Kjellevik Ledang ... Johanne
Renate Reinsve Renate Reinsve ... Renate
Andreas Braaten Andreas Braaten ... Karsten
Anders Borchgrevink Anders Borchgrevink ... Øystein
Lennart Anker Lennart Anker ... Terapigruppen
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Storyline

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 ikissmymom

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

31 August 2011 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Oslo, 31 août See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,564, 27 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,713, 16 September 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,470,679, 29 May 2014
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Don't Look Now,Motlys See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anders Danielsen Lie's real-life wife is named Iselin. See more »

Quotes

Anders: It will get better. Everything will be alright.
[laughing]
Anders: Except it won't, you know.
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Version of La grande collection: Le feu follet (1994) See more »

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I Associate The Moon With The Sperm Of Fathers
Written by T. Amdam
Performed by Torgny
© 2010 Telemachus Records / VME
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Great little foreign film
19 January 2013 | by bwilkeningSee all my reviews

I think I learned about this film when I searched for the highest rated films on Rotten Tomatoes. I saw it had earned nearly universal high marks, so I decided to check it out.

It follows a recovering addict named Anders who is granted a leave from the rehab clinic where he is currently residing to go into Oslo for a job interview. While in Oslo, which he has not visited in some time since going to the clinic, he meets a number of old friends, attempts to reconnect with a former girlfriend, and visits some old haunts.

That is essentially all in the way of plot. What makes the film so affecting are the conversations he has with these friends about life, feelings of regret, lost opportunities, etc. The conversations seemed so authentic and realistic; the writers never gave into the temptation of injecting false notes of sentimentality..

Even though Anders is an addict, this isn't really an "addiction movie." His addiction is always there in the background, but the themes that the film explores are far more universal and general. And the lead actor's performance was very poignant and impressive. I definitely recommend this to anybody interested in a strong dialog and character-driven film.


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