Oslo, August 31st
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This critically acclaimed film from the director of REPRISE finds Anders on the verge of successfully completing treatment at a drug rehab in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into Oslo for a job interview but instead uses the opportunity to revisit friends and old haunts. 34-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he’s wasted and all the people he’s let down. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, he will wrestle with the chance of love and the possibility of a new life.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 55
- Fresh: 54
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Oslo, August 31st" has the satisfying gravity of specific experience, and also, true to its title, a prickly sense of place.
Fresh: Trier's compassion for what it takes to survive, mixed with the love he bestows on Oslo, is rewardingly profound.
Fresh: "Oslo" is an example of strong, confident filmmaking in which nothing is miscalculated or out of place.
Fresh: It's a marvelously constructed personal journey, both wrenching and bittersweet, whose emotional ripple effects stay with you for days and weeks afterward.
Still haunted by this film from when I saw it in May. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Slow moving tragedy that will break your heart
Now this is what an independent movie is supposed to be!
Very realistic, indie feel, but quality made- fantastic film, if you like independent film, this is one of the better ones!
Top 10 of 2012
Hands down one of the best films of the year.