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Oslo, August 31 [Artinfo]

by jhoberman.

The dead man walking through Joachim Trier’s affecting second feature “Oslo, August 31” would seem to have every reason to live—and that’s the point. “I’m a spoiled brat who fucked up,” he remarks during the course of a day in which his first activity is a desultory attempt to drown himself in a sylvan lake and his last is a self-administered overdose of heroin. Read more…