Oslo, August 31st

Anders completes the detoxification in a medical centre located in rural areas. In the treatment, he gets permission to go to town for a professional interview. Using the "severance", he remains in the city, wanders the streets, meets the people have not seen. Anders is 34, this is an intelligent and pleasant young man from a good family. His tormented by memories of missed opportunities and people he has disappointed. He's still young, but feels that his life is over. Night is falling, in front of Anders's gonna be a long night: the mistakes of the past generate thought about the possibility of love and a new life, a hope that till the morning there is still a chance to imagine the future...

  • Joachim Trier

Release Date: 2012-02-29
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: DK, NO, SE
  • Language: Norwegian | English
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $1,470,679
Germaine Dardani
11 July 2018 | 04:59

It's a slow, dreary picture, which is very difficult and at times extremely boring to perceive. But is closer to the final realize this temp narration Trier was just required.

In "Oslo," he turned again to the topic of midlife crisis and the transience of life in conditions of constant time pressure. The study of such complex subjects is very well focused on the main character, Anders (by the way, the actor also Anders is the name, it same in the "Reprise" played), a former drug addict and a hapless journalist. All film just move in Oslo tries to remember what he had to do over thirty six.

One scene in the film stands out particularly. The main character is sitting in a cafe, and the people around were talking about their plans and dreams. Anders is projecting it all on yourself and not saying the words, makes it clear that haven't done anything. And the girl telling her friend that dreams are still ahead.

"Oslo, 31 August" — that's a real Scandinavian movie festival, with memorable scenes, perfectly calibrated metaphors, gayowski the movements of the protagonist and incredibly lengthy haphazard narrative. Seriously, half an hour is perceived as three. The however, good and life-affirming.

Ophelia Sutherlan
10 March 2019 | 01:03

"Oslo" was the second feature film by Joachim Trier. Now at him in store four tapes and confidently entered the name among the leading Directors of European cinema. Breakthrough is not it but the top is attained gradually. So was with "Oslo", which premiered in the program "the Special sight" the Cannes film festival 2011.

Anders — a former drug addict, who suffers from inner emptiness and moldy depression. It completes a rehabilitation course in clinic trying to get will. Having received permission to single stay in town trying to interview for the work to return the old connection and acquaintances, to return in society. He is smart enough and self-sufficient person, with good manners, restraint and beautifully to speak fluently and to write. However, the old freedom resumes in this old fears. He resets the lost useless voice message for his ex-girlfriend, which he left, keeps hope that his old life will return and he will again be happy. But the heartache of loneliness is not are curable some day.

And again here we should talk about the correct obedience — Joachim Trier in the role of Director acts in the same "nice" as his character, taking the art of Scandinavian soul city and soul. Nothing should be distorted, it as a skilled photographer captures the moment — terms of loneliness in man, and a single person inside the city. Of course, it is difficult to talk about exclusivity — current work in a much greater extent, is created in solitude, and characters in the screens are often rejected because they believe that the environment them not understand is not suited for their existence. In this is the main success of Joakim — mental game on blue, inherent to modern audiences from the transitional age of growing up, in including — the most active in the Scandinavian society.

Is at the same time position "as not right" and artistic image. A rare film about the man examines with such passion of his character, as it makes "Oslo" to the same flooring is just a half hour, showing the origins of mental illness, her suffering, restoring hope for the best, search and following this the hope and subsequent collapse. Compact chemistry here lies in thorough the vitality of the problems with a deep uncut look, creating a melancholic atmosphere, after which it is impossible to blame the main character. The only respect in the actual movements of the character must be the final hate of the viewer, but hate not for that, since even drugs here find some mythical image is not the intentional and accidental evil to be executed by a man of good faith.

You can't hate a good character. And let matter how many times this movie is not was called portrait of a generation, I want to believe that, first, generation has a soul, and secondly, will remain current generation, and not a generation gone by.


Kassey Humpage
01 September 2013 | 11:58

It — Anders, hair cut short, white shirt, leather jacket, heavy sigh, direct look of concern. And depression. And attempted suicide. The pictures on the wall remind about a past life, about past love, about everything left to. After — this is a rehab center somewhere in town, group therapy with her usual truths and lies, pass in the city (no, not so — in the City) at the interview, here is your chance, Anders. So that day (and the first music of the film, a random track in taxi — the Norwegian band "a-ha") starts.

Impartial and detached, "Oslo, 31 August" can break your heart, yeah so you will not notice how much at first, the aches in his chest. How woody Allen used a variety of cities in as romantic heroes of his films, Norwegian Director Joachim Trier (a distant relative of Director Lars von Trier) made a film on low frequencies melancholy — memories, newsreels, empty streets, clean air — here the main character the name of Oslo, the city where you will spend exactly one day, whose air will be breathing — from parks to dirty bars, from moments of happiness in the random trip on the bike to the heavy breath in life — welcome. Trier whose film debut "Reprise" in 2006, became the film of the year in Norway, managed to keep the bar — the second tape "Oslo, 31 August" became the winner of the Stockholm film festival and won Cannes the nomination "Special look".

This particular gaze is directed in the past — who has lived in Oslo remembers the first snow fell, remembers the Olympic games of 1952, street, childhood friend, an empty city at the weekend, the legendary demolition of the office buildings of Philips, a heady sense of freedom. Pieces of life. Now tridtsatitrehletny addict Anders on way to recovery. The mistakes of the past — a minefield where at any moment you can stumble. Gloomy revelation of the real feelings of Anders — in the beginning, where he collects stones on the shore of the lake POPs up that the true, untold on treatment, an open wound to heal which is not lack of courage. The next twenty-four hours of fighting left a chance to catch up on the boat is a ship that sailed in sea it — him in the proof of the first meeting in the city best friend, Thomas, in the past a wild companion for the trip, now a family man and father, frankly bored, but that's worth living for (or at least try). Them the dialogue is Frank, an old friend is trying to say — do you care to go further. Anders is trying to say that gives only problems. Where is he to seek? Whether to try? The answer is no, and Thomas anxiously looks after Anders that goes on. Sister sends to meet is your friend, no answer endless calls loved in the past, people, parties once-friends are full of memories about how it was fun before, and all the errors we have to admit.

I screwed up and life was going on — without me. They , I — no.

The ship has sailed.

Anders Danielsen Leagues who got the lead role in film — the Amateur actor (and by profession — the doctor), have a second time removed from Trier. This extremely expressive face is difficult to forget, eyes full of pain, a careful listener, a random guest at the party, sadness gives way to dark humor, broken man that tosses your resume to trash — the tipping point where "the future for me." Drugs do not had destroyed his body but killed him hope. Every street in this town he familiar, it grew up here and glad to escape, but not will be able to: this stage a cafe where the hero listens to the conversations around him, and camera Trier gently shifts the emphasis from table table, filling the love in the moments of everyday banality that can only assess the who feels like a real outcast. Roy votes sounds like a prayer — is only not "the Sky over Berlin" Wenders is Oslo, nature itself alone, and poetry imaging of the city will remind you of the works of Eric Rohmer, Andrei Tarkovsky, Terrence Malick. The final shots — mirroring the beginning of the film, life goes on, for the thirty-first of August should be the first of September.

The film is based on the novel by Pierre Drie La Rochelle will o ' the wisp, which in 1963 was screened by the Director of the Louis Mal. Starting from this plot, Trier does things differently and draws old canvas, fresh colors today. Surface "Oslo, 31 August" as transparent Scandinavian lake, but this lake is also deep — especially for the person who gathers stones in his pockets, and, not knowing where to go, goes on the bottom.

How much has Oslo, August 31st made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $1,470,679.
Who is the director of the movie Oslo, August 31st?
This tv-show was directed by Joachim Trier.
What is the genre of Oslo, August 31st?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama.
Who starred in Oslo, August 31st?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Anders Danielsen Lie, Malin Crépin, Aksel Thanke, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava.
What is Oslo, August 31st IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was Oslo, August 31st released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2012-02-29.