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Rated NR · 95 minutes · 2011

At the first moment we meet 34-year-old Anders (portrayed indelibly by Anders Danielson Lie), the central character, he’s attempting suicide by filling his clothes with rocks and walking into a pond. He doesn’t succeed, and indeed things get worse from there. Director Joachim Trier’s nervous character study, which he and writer Eskil Vogt adapted from Pierre Drieu La Rochelle’s 1931 novel La feu follet, shifts gears only slightly from the source – instead of an alcoholic, Anders is a heroin addict who walks away from the drug treatment center for a series of awful encounters. Somehow, some way, Andre and his misadventures assume a magnificence far above their origins. A remarkable film with a mesmerizing performance by actor Lie. (95 min.)
Director: Joachim Trier
Producer: Hans-Jørgen Osnes and Yngve Sæther
Cast: Petter Width Kristiansen, Anders Danielsen Lie, Anders Borchgrevink, Andreas Braaten, Hans Brenner, Malin Crepin, Johanne Ledang, Emil Lund, Tone Mostraum, Ingrid Olava, Renate Reinsve, Øystein Røger and Kjærsti Skjeldal

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