Reprise

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  • Drama
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A bright, thoughtful, confidently directed and showcase-y debut with acceptably pretentious nouvelle vague-style nods to literary and cinematic precursors  from young Norwegian director-co-writer Trier. This being Volvo-land, the protagonists are, of course, middle-class; split between the privileged Oslo west-siders – notably our two aspirant novelist ‘heroes’, successful Erik (Kloumen-Høiner) and his neurotic buddy Philip (Danielsen Lie) – and the ‘underestimated bourgeois retards’ of the east. It’s a by-turns flip and searching rites-of-passage drama that deals entertainingly with the rivalries, doubts, fears and sexual entanglements of its contrasted pair and the wider wentysomething milieu, made with an entertaining, ‘lets-try-it’ new wave shooting style, jigsaw-construction and sure feel for mise-en-scéne.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday September 7 2007
Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joachim Trier
Screenwriter: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier
Cast: Rebekka Karijord
Odd Magnus Williamson
Henrik Elvestad
Henrik Mestad
Christian Rubeck
Viktoria Winge
Sigmund Sæverud
Pål Stokka
Espen Klouman-Høiner
Anders Danielsen

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Hannah Briggs

Don't see why it only gets three stars after a good review. I saw this at the London Film Festival last year and the audience loved it. Great that intelligent, but fun, films like this get a proper release in the UK.

Hannah Briggs

Don't see why it only gets three stars after a good review. I saw this at the London Film Festival last year and the audience loved it. Great that intelligent, but fun, films like this get a proper release in the UK.