In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. The movie transpires mostly in quiet, engrossing dialogue scenes, and its austere style shares a good deal in common with the protagonist, who seems both opaque and completely exposed. Without being melodramatic or overbearing, "Oslo, August 31st" is a heart-rending film about regret, and the difficulty in forgetting ones past in order to hope for a better future. His old friends like Thomas have stayed on board the ship, and Anders feels adrift. He screwed up. New Works Virtual Festival Rescheduled for November, Seeking Editors, Video Interview: Aaron Sorkin, Eddie Redmayne & Frank Langella on The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Sparse World-Building of Hulu’s Helstrom is a Failure of Imagination. A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote.

Anchored by a devastating performance by Anders Danielsen Lie, this portrait of existential despair is beautifully made without being self-conscious about its art. He walks through the lonely summer streets, makes calls to a former girlfriend who doesn't pick up, meets an old friend named Thomas (Hans Olav Brenner) for coffee. In the end, Oslo, August 31st succeeds as a finely observed portrait, as much as an evocation of social ills. Regardless of our personal feelings, the world goes on without us... Director Joachim Trier sets in motion a progression of events and conversations that is simply inexorable, and can only ever lead to one destination. Directed by Joachim Trier. Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) awakens in a hotel room next to a woman we never meet, walks nearby to a wooded stream, fills his pockets with rocks and walks into the water. Thomas is more worried than he will say. What a sad, true film.

"Oslo, August 31st" is an impressive adaptation that is wonderfully acted and directed a tender and subtle portrait of a tortured soul.

August ist ein Drama aus dem Jahr 2011 von Joachim Trier mit Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner und Ingrid Olava.. 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.

"Oslo, August 31st" is quietly, profoundly, one of the most observant and sympathetic films I've seen. The drugs haven't destroyed his body but they have taken away his hope.

This decision doesn't surprise him. Check box if your review contains spoilers, Thirty-four-year-old Anders is a fortunate, but deeply troubled man battling drug addiction. He could continue with Rebecca (Ingrid Olava), but how would she deal with his missing years?

The heart of this movie centers around his relationships and how they relate to his substance abuse. Forgot your password?

It is very rare to see a film tackle this tough topic in such a realistic way, and thus makes this a great cinematic experience. He knows what will happen before long. He knows the script. Unfortunately, Oslo, August 31 is more of a step sideways than anything else, taking the easy way out with a drug-addiction narrative that helps Trier circumvent any major risks and thus preventing him from reaping any major rewards. Each new character we encounter, and some that we only hear about, gives us a glimpse into Anders joys, pains, and ultimately his soul. This is a turning point.

A tough movie, intentionally unsatisfying.

(Love how the sound mix captures the buzz of city life.) Watch all of this week's new film trailers, including new looks at... DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: August 2016, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by.

The film begins strong and then fades, as other reviewers have noted.

August …

The surface of Oslo, August 31st is as cool and crystalline as a Scandinavian lake, but at its core is a benevolence for the life we all share and tears for the man who can no longer share in it. Asked for his critique of the magazine, he is pithy and sounds on the money. His old friendships are all over. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. [Oslo, August 31st] is a dark, yet profound and sympathetic observation of a man who simply can't succumb to the imperfection that his life has come to. Sign up here.

All but Anders, who smiles and nods but doesn't jump in.

A gritty, realistic drama centered around a day in the life of a recovering drug addict. I put that mostly down to the script as the acting and directing are solid-to-excellent. Intelligent filmmaking, a great performance and some brilliant moments add up to make this a great character study, and more than make up for the thin (and maybe even trite) story. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. It was written in some kind of inevitable script he has been following all day. The question is, does Anders know where he's going? Joachim Trier is a masterful observant of the subtleties that make the most profound impact and whispers them in our ears thus making them more personal. Trier's voice and vision, are thrillingly unique. He has impressive writing credits. Although it can be harrowing and disturbing, Joachim Trier's film -- and Lie's performance -- are so masterful that the movie seems more like a searing portrait of self-discovery and realization, with the understanding that not everything you learn about yourself will be pleasant.

"Oslo, August 31st" is a downbeat character study of somebody who has self-medicated for his depression and now finds that life has passed him by, … I'm shocked that this film received such high praise from critics. It is brilliantly made by its director Joachim Trier and brilliantly acted by his actors. and the Terms and Policies, Almost every street and turning is familiar.

He meets a nice girl, Rebecca, at the party. [Oslo, August 31st] is a dark, yet profound and sympathetic observation of a man who simply can't succumb to the imperfection that his life has come to. It's an absolutely moving and devastating film, and one of the most jarring looks at addiction you'll ever see on screen. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.

Above all, Anders is angry with himself and in despair, although he's so inward as he tries to conceal that. It is Anders himself who terminates the meeting, in anger or despair. It only covers one day but that day feels endless; which is part of the point.

Would recommend to lovers of film, those able to have any kind of pathos for an arrogant addict, or those interested in looking at things from a psychological/social standpoint. I found it overly bleak and lacking any real emotional depth, a shallow wallowing in exististential nihilism.

The day grows increasingly difficult as he struggles to overcome personal demons and past ghosts for the chance at love and a new life.

Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes reports that 97% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on 63 reviews with an average rating of 8.3/10.

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He goes to a party. [Displays] an invigoratingly acute understanding of the psychology of insecurity, longing, defensiveness and inward-turning rage. The day grows increasingly difficult as he struggles to overcome, Thirty-four-year-old Anders is a fortunate, but deeply troubled man battling drug addiction. Quiet yet powerful, uneventful yet overwhelming. And I now have absolutely no desire to visit Oslo, Norway, because evidently it is the most depressing place on Earth.

Anders is on very thin ice. He can't go back and he can't go forward. Crosses the blood-brain barrier like … like … whatever the drug is, I haven't tried it, thank God. He believes the ship has sailed without him.

He changes clothes and goes for his interview at an avant-garde magazine and makes a good start. The movie eats into your mind - ­slowly.

Oslo is an example of strong, confident filmmaking in which nothing is miscalculated or out of place. Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 t… How can he begin again? The director also does a tremendous job of giving us a sense of place in this film, there are many shots that are breathtaking and add to the enjoyment of this movie.

With a predilection for long takes, alternating between tripod setups and handheld camera work that's reflective of Anders' unease, Trier presents life as an unceasingly tepid stream of the mundane -- with an occasional, exquisite pinprick of hope. Find a complete guide to TV and movie titles heading to Blu-ray and DVD... Our editors select the most promising films headed to theaters in... Film Friday (9/8): This Week's New Movie Trailers. Are we seeing a dream as it unwinds? His ever-searching camera, which never stops moving, takes us into places we've never been, know too well and won't soon forget.

Sad, but wise, and clear-eyed about what it means to drift through life until it's suddenly too late to turn back. Oslo, 8/31 is both a character sketch and a social drama (and in that aspect it raises questions rather than delivers a message). Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! In a single day, through a single pair of eyes, Trier and Lie give us an emblem for the world. She invites him to come along with some friends, and on one of those bright Nordic mornings, they go skinny-dipping in a pool.

What resonates watching Oslo, August 31st in 2017 is the way private jubilation and despairs are completely removed from public ones. Copyright © Fandango. This achingly personal tale demonstrates the oppressive claustrophobia of a seemingly sophisticated Scandinavian cultural hub. Life has moved on. This gives us a very profound look into what can drive addiction while never letting Anders off the hook for his life choices. Day after day, he could rebuild his interest in things.

As part of his rehabilitation program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview, but instead uses the opportunity as a way to drift around and revisit old friends. Here he was happy. As evening comes, he falls into a pattern that must have been routine for him in the old days.

This film essentially says, "Life is meaningless." This is undoubtedly a bleak film, but it never verges into grim - it's more of a melancholic Before Sunrise-esque city tour. All rights reserved. The general consensus being: "An upfront study of a drug addict confronting his demons, Oslo, August 31st makes this dark journey worthwhile with fantastic directing and equally fantastic acting." With the English that all Norwegians speak, he could live anywhere. The beauty is in the array of animated faces in Anders' life. The heart of this movie centers around his relationships and how they relate to his. But we sense he's stranded. A film that succeeds on many levels. Comprova a promessa representada pela estreia de Joachim Trier. Even today he could easily use drugs and feel whatever it was that he felt. It is one thing to be drug and alcohol free and another thing to be sober.

In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. The movie transpires mostly in quiet, engrossing dialogue scenes, and its austere style shares a good deal in common with the protagonist, who seems both opaque and completely exposed. Without being melodramatic or overbearing, "Oslo, August 31st" is a heart-rending film about regret, and the difficulty in forgetting ones past in order to hope for a better future. His old friends like Thomas have stayed on board the ship, and Anders feels adrift. He screwed up. New Works Virtual Festival Rescheduled for November, Seeking Editors, Video Interview: Aaron Sorkin, Eddie Redmayne & Frank Langella on The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Sparse World-Building of Hulu’s Helstrom is a Failure of Imagination. A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote.

Anchored by a devastating performance by Anders Danielsen Lie, this portrait of existential despair is beautifully made without being self-conscious about its art. He walks through the lonely summer streets, makes calls to a former girlfriend who doesn't pick up, meets an old friend named Thomas (Hans Olav Brenner) for coffee. In the end, Oslo, August 31st succeeds as a finely observed portrait, as much as an evocation of social ills. Regardless of our personal feelings, the world goes on without us... Director Joachim Trier sets in motion a progression of events and conversations that is simply inexorable, and can only ever lead to one destination. Directed by Joachim Trier. Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) awakens in a hotel room next to a woman we never meet, walks nearby to a wooded stream, fills his pockets with rocks and walks into the water. Thomas is more worried than he will say. What a sad, true film.

"Oslo, August 31st" is an impressive adaptation that is wonderfully acted and directed a tender and subtle portrait of a tortured soul.

August ist ein Drama aus dem Jahr 2011 von Joachim Trier mit Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner und Ingrid Olava.. 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.

"Oslo, August 31st" is quietly, profoundly, one of the most observant and sympathetic films I've seen. The drugs haven't destroyed his body but they have taken away his hope.

This decision doesn't surprise him. Check box if your review contains spoilers, Thirty-four-year-old Anders is a fortunate, but deeply troubled man battling drug addiction. He could continue with Rebecca (Ingrid Olava), but how would she deal with his missing years?

The heart of this movie centers around his relationships and how they relate to his substance abuse. Forgot your password?

It is very rare to see a film tackle this tough topic in such a realistic way, and thus makes this a great cinematic experience. He knows what will happen before long. He knows the script. Unfortunately, Oslo, August 31 is more of a step sideways than anything else, taking the easy way out with a drug-addiction narrative that helps Trier circumvent any major risks and thus preventing him from reaping any major rewards. Each new character we encounter, and some that we only hear about, gives us a glimpse into Anders joys, pains, and ultimately his soul. This is a turning point.

A tough movie, intentionally unsatisfying.

(Love how the sound mix captures the buzz of city life.) Watch all of this week's new film trailers, including new looks at... DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: August 2016, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by.

The film begins strong and then fades, as other reviewers have noted.

August …

The surface of Oslo, August 31st is as cool and crystalline as a Scandinavian lake, but at its core is a benevolence for the life we all share and tears for the man who can no longer share in it. Asked for his critique of the magazine, he is pithy and sounds on the money. His old friendships are all over. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. [Oslo, August 31st] is a dark, yet profound and sympathetic observation of a man who simply can't succumb to the imperfection that his life has come to. Sign up here.

All but Anders, who smiles and nods but doesn't jump in.

A gritty, realistic drama centered around a day in the life of a recovering drug addict. I put that mostly down to the script as the acting and directing are solid-to-excellent. Intelligent filmmaking, a great performance and some brilliant moments add up to make this a great character study, and more than make up for the thin (and maybe even trite) story. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. It was written in some kind of inevitable script he has been following all day. The question is, does Anders know where he's going? Joachim Trier is a masterful observant of the subtleties that make the most profound impact and whispers them in our ears thus making them more personal. Trier's voice and vision, are thrillingly unique. He has impressive writing credits. Although it can be harrowing and disturbing, Joachim Trier's film -- and Lie's performance -- are so masterful that the movie seems more like a searing portrait of self-discovery and realization, with the understanding that not everything you learn about yourself will be pleasant.

"Oslo, August 31st" is a downbeat character study of somebody who has self-medicated for his depression and now finds that life has passed him by, … I'm shocked that this film received such high praise from critics. It is brilliantly made by its director Joachim Trier and brilliantly acted by his actors. and the Terms and Policies, Almost every street and turning is familiar.

He meets a nice girl, Rebecca, at the party. [Oslo, August 31st] is a dark, yet profound and sympathetic observation of a man who simply can't succumb to the imperfection that his life has come to. It's an absolutely moving and devastating film, and one of the most jarring looks at addiction you'll ever see on screen. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.

Above all, Anders is angry with himself and in despair, although he's so inward as he tries to conceal that. It is Anders himself who terminates the meeting, in anger or despair. It only covers one day but that day feels endless; which is part of the point.

Would recommend to lovers of film, those able to have any kind of pathos for an arrogant addict, or those interested in looking at things from a psychological/social standpoint. I found it overly bleak and lacking any real emotional depth, a shallow wallowing in exististential nihilism.

The day grows increasingly difficult as he struggles to overcome personal demons and past ghosts for the chance at love and a new life.

Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes reports that 97% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on 63 reviews with an average rating of 8.3/10.

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