‘Oslo , 31. August’, by Joachim Trier


August 5, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

Oslo, 31. August is a slow burning meditation on how difficult it is to be alive.

Despite – or perhaps because of – the dreary themes of depression and relapse, it’s hard not to feel complicit in Anders’ empty-eyed detachment and disenchantment.

Just like most humans at a low ebb, the glimmers of hope for Anders are absorbed by failures, regrets and dead-ends. We are partners on his tight-rope, sharing his frustrations and viewing the world through his disconnected voyeuristic lens.

The acting is understated and elegant; the story well crafted with the tempo of a python squeeze.

In Oslo, 31. August, Joachim Trier show us the fine lines between despairs, oblivions and enlightenments.

Recommended? Yes, if you like a film that leaves you pensive and sad.

Out of 10? 8

My monkeys suggest:

  • Don’t take it too seriously. Then do.


One thought on “‘Oslo , 31. August’, by Joachim Trier

  1. Andrew King says:

    I have to say, I really love this movie and I am happy that other people are finally seeing it and enjoying it.

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