Oslo, August 31st
by Joachim Trier
Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays on in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn't seen in a long while. Thirty-four-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted, all the people he has let down. He is still relatively young, but feels his life in many ways is already over. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, the ghosts of past mistakes will wrestle with the chance of love, the possibility of a new life and the hope to see some future by morning.
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST is Norwegian director Joachim Trier's second feature film. He made his feature debut in 2006 with REPRISE, which received numerous international awards, including Best Director at Karlovy Vary and the Discovery Award at Toronto. Joachim was also named one of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch at Sundance. REPRISE also won the Amanda (Norwegian Oscar) for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Joachim previously won acclaim with a number of prize-winning shorts and commercials, such as PROCTER, a short about the unexpected footage found in a dead man's video camera.
Joachim, born in Copenhagen, 1974, grew up in a filmmaking family and began shooting his first 8mm films at the age of five. He became a national skateboarding champion in Norway and made skateboarding videos. After attending the European Film College in Denmark, he trained at the British National Film and Television School.
2011 OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
2002 PROCTER (short)
2001 STILL (short)
1999 PIETÀ (short)
Anders Danielsen Lie
Aksel M. Thanke
Hans Olav Brenner
Tone B. Mostraum
Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal
Petter Width Kristiansen
Johanne Kjellevik Ledang
Screenplay: Eskil Vogt & Joachim Trier inspired by the novel "Le feu follet" by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
Cinematographer: Jakob Ihre
Steadicam: Gernot Grondinger
Production Design: Jørgen Stangebye Larsen & Solfrid Kjetså
Editor: Olivier Bugge Coutté
Sound mix: Gisle Tveito
Producers: Yngve Sæther, Sigve Endresen, Hans-Jørgen Osnes
Line Producer: Therese Naustdal
Financed by: Norwegian Film Institute, Nordic film & TV Fond, Hanne Palmqvist, Storyline Studios, Norsk Filmdistribution, The Match Factory, NRK, SVT, DR
Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:1.85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 96 min.
Original language: Norwegian
Origina title: Oslo, 31. august