how one man is no better than any other a trait which the character of Anders is well aware. At 34 years of age, he feels he is too old to start over and is unenthused about the interview as an editorial assistant that he is applying for. That is essentially all in the way of plot. Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st hits this out of the park. Anders state of mind is partly caused by the depressive blahs of withdrawal but also the stripping away of artifice and pretense from the humiliations of years. I saw it had earned nearly universal high marks, so I decided to check it out. Oslo, August 31st norwegian : Oslo,.
We inevitably move forward, carrying memories both good and bad. Life is about to proceed. 18 out of 20 found this helpful.
He tells Anders, however, that his parents are selling their home because of his financial debts, a fact that, no matter how true, does not support his friend in regaining his self-image. The highlight is the performance from the lead actor, Anders Danielsen Lie, who carries the whole film on his shoulders and the great washed out hand-held cinematography with its fantastic muted colour palette and interesting camera movements. Anders and the group party well into the morning, getting drunk, making out and eventually going to a local pool which they realize is about to be shut down as it is the last day of August. Recommend highly 7 out of 9 found this helpful. He will also reunite with an old party buddy, Thomas (Hans Olav Brenner now a husband, a father, and a professor of literature. As these visuals unfold, random voice-over narrations play on the soundtrack sound bites of anonymous men and women recalling their impressions of Oslo. A powerful and unforgettable achievement, howard Schumann 13 November 2012, joachim Trier's brilliant Oslo, August 31st opens with a lovely montage of Oslo, Norway showing its quaint cobblestone streets, sidewalks where children are playing, and a captivating view of a nearby lake. Greig 25 November 2011, the sober rationality of the young Norwegian intellectual classes provides a perfectly blank canvas on which to paint the conversely complex neuroses of the anti-hero, Anders. Other than that, nothing else to say other than this is definitely one of the best indie films I've seen, and whilst some would cast it off as 'depressing it is almost pleasantly melancholic in the most relatable, and enchanting of ways. Permalink Psyche of an addict tourniquetspun mong many movies I've seen in the last few years, this movie is the best in terms of getting into the psyche of the main character and scenario. Some who have watched may think that it's shallow but if you have experienced, gone thru the phases he has; you just absorb it the way it is displayed. Search of yourself in a strange world.