VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE

Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden

Synopsis

Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel - a successful graphic novelist - is pushing for them to settle down. One night she gatecrashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. However, she will soon come to realise that some life choices are already behind her. The third film in Joachim Trier’s Oslo trilogy is a comic drama about love in our time and about having all the opportunities in life, but still feeling like the worst person in the world.

Director's Biography

Born in 1974, Joachim Trier is an internationally celebrated director and screenwriter. His critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films REPRISE (2006), OSLO, AUGUST 31st (2011), LOUDER THAN BOMBS (2015) and THELMA (2017), all co-written with Eskil Vogt, have been invited to and won awards at international film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Gothenburg, Milan, and Istanbul. His debut REPRISE was nominated for the EFA People's Choice Award and received the 2007 Norwegian Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film, Best Director and Best Script. The film was released in the US by Miramax and was the Norwegian Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Film in 2006. OSLO, AUGUST 31st was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for the César award for Best Foreign Film 2013 after reaching almost 200,000 admissions in theatres in France. LOUDER THAN BOMBS was his English language film debut and his first appearance in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Nordic Council Film Prize. THELMA collected several internationally acclaimed prizes and was nominated for the Nordic Council Film prize. In 2018 he co-directed the documentary THE OTHER MUNCH with his brother, Emil Trier. The film had its international premiere at The Lincoln Center in New York. THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD is his fifth feature.

FILMOGRPAHY:
2021 - THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
2017 - THELMA
2015 - LOUDER THAN BOMBS
2011 - OSLO, AUGUST 31st
2006 - REPRISE
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Joachim Trier

Written by: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Produced by: Thomas Robsahm

Cinematography: Kasper Tuxen

Editing: Olivier Bugge Coutté

Production Design: Roger Rosenberg

Costume Design: Ellen Dæhli Ystehede

Make-Up & Hair: Trine Morland

Original Score: Ola Fløttum

Sound: Gisle Tveito

Visual Effects: Esben Syberg

Casting: Yngvill Haga

Main Cast: Renate Reinsve (Julie), Anders Danielsen Lie (Aksel), Herbert Nordrum (Eivind)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 2021
  • European Actress 2021
  • Feature Film Selection 2021