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Oslo, August 31st (2011)

Oslo, 31. august (original title)
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.

Director:

Joachim Trier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Danielsen Lie ... Anders
Malin Crépin ... Malin
Aksel Thanke Aksel Thanke ... Terapeut (as Aksel M. Thanke)
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
Renate Reinsve ... Renate
Andreas Braaten Andreas Braaten ... Karsten
Anders Borchgrevink Anders Borchgrevink ... Øystein
Lennart Anker Lennart Anker ... Terapigruppen
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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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A city. A man. A day. See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Thomas: Proust is Proust.
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Connections

Version of La grande collection: Le feu follet (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Associate The Moon With The Sperm Of Fathers
Written by T. Amdam
Performed by Torgny
© 2010 Telemachus Records / VME
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The end of the world
11 December 2011 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This guy gets out of rehab. One of the reasons he's been there is Oslo, but it's Oslo he returns to, when leaving.

Life is about to proceed. The lives of others, that is. The guy from rehab slowly understands that he is dead and there is no way of getting back to what he anyway never had. Oslo is merciless.

Strong drama about the hopelessness a person feels while entering middle-age knowing that he has no experiences, no history, except for the well-known feeling of being worthless. Which isn't an experience in itself. It all ends with a cliffhanger. The chasm is the possibility of getting older.


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Release Date:

31 August 2011 (Norway) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,564, 27 May 2012

Gross USA:

$101,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,470,679
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