Trailer for Oslo, August 31st (2011) by Joachim Trier
From Oslo, August 31st
Anders: Remember what you once said? “If someone wants to destroy himself, society should allow him to do so.”
Thomas: Sounds like something I’d say. I was probably thinking about promoting junk food, or criminalizing prostitution. I don’t know. But you’re not…
Anders: I’m a spoilt brat who fucked up. If you’re unsentimental about it, nobody needs me. Not really.
Thomas: You expect me to be unsentimental about this?
Anders: I’m just trying to…I just want you to understand. If that’s how it ends, it’s a choice I’ve made.
I want to marry. Have kids. Travel the world. Buy a house. Have romantic holidays. Eat only ice cream for a day. Live abroad. Reach and maintain my ideal weight. Write a great novel. Stay in touch with old friends. I want to plant a tree. Make a delicious dinner from scratch. Feel completely successful. Go ice bathing. Swim with dolphins. Have a birthday party, a proper one. Live to be a hundred. Stay married until I die. Send an exciting message in a bottle and get an equally interesting reply. Overcome all my fears and phobias. Lie watching the clouds all day. Have an old house full of knickknacks. Run a full marathon. Read a book that’s so great I’ll remember quotes from it all my life. Paint stunning pictures that show how I really feel. Cover a wall with paintings and words close to my heart. Own all the seasons of my favorite shows. Attract attention to an important issue. Make people listen to me. Go sky-diving, skinny-dipping, fly a helicopter. Have a good job I look forward to every day. I want a romantic, unique proposal. Sleep beneath open skies. Hike. Act in a film or play at the National Theatre. Win a fortune in the lottery. Make useful everyday items. And be loved.
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