DVD Release: Oslo, August 31

DVD Release Date: Sept. 18, 2012
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Strand Releasing

Oslo August 31 movie scene

Anders Danielsen Lie takes it one step at a time in Oslo, August 31.

The Norwegian drama film Oslo, August 31 takes a look at one day in the life of a young recovering drug addict.

Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie) is on the verge of successfully completing treatment at a drug rehab in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into Oslo for a job interview but instead uses the opportunity to revisit friends and old haunts. The 34-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted and all the people he has let down. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, he will wrestle with the chance of love and the possibility of a new life.

Directed and co-written by Joachim Trier, the 2011 Oslo was screened at major film festivals around world, popping up at at fests in Cannes, Toronto, Athens, Stockholm, Sundance, New York and São Paulo, among other cities. It subsequently received positive reviews when it received a limited roll-out to theaters in the U.S. in May, 2012.

Presented in Norwegian with English Subtitles, the DVD of the film contains no bonus features.

Check out the movie’s trailer:

Buy or Rent Oslo, August 31
Amazon graphic
DVD Empire graphic Movies Unlimited graphicDVD Netflix graphic

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.