Thirty-four-year-old Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) is a fortunate, but deeply troubled man battling drug addiction. 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. The day grows increasingly difficult as he struggles to overcome personal demons and past ghosts for the chance at love and a new life.
- Director: Joachim Trier
- Country: Norway
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:30:40
- imdb Score: 7.5/10 (2,647 votes)
- Language: Norwegian
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner and Ingrid Olava
Kenneth Turan - LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Oslo, August 31st has the satisfying gravity of specific experience, and also, true to its title, a prickly sense of place."
A.O. Scott - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"It's a marvelously constructed personal journey, both wrenching and bittersweet, whose emotional ripple effects stay with you for days and weeks afterward."
Andrew O'Hehir - SALON.COM
RiverRun Int'l Film Festival 2012
Cannes Film Festival 2011
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2011
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
New Directors/New Films NY 2012
San Francisco Int'l Film Festival 2012
Seattle Int'l Film Festival 2012
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