Oslo, August 31st

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I finally got to watch “Oslo, August 31st” and what a journey it turned out to be. It’s a beautifully shot, irresistibly dark and depressing film that depicts an amazing portrayal of despair and loneliness, told as the story of a drug addict in rehab. It elegantly touches upon the sadness and disappointment brought on by failure and lives that are gone by…It poses moral questions about the innate weakness of certain individuals and the way they blame the defects in their characters on drugs. The film also have some of the most intelligent dialogues I have heard this year, with deep philosophical arguments or quotes from Proust, while managing to avoid being pretentious. And the best part is the music which sets the mood of the story so splendidly from start to finish.

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