Reprise, 2006, Regi: Joachim Trier
Reprise, 2006, Dir: Joachim Trier

Reprise (Reprise)

Reprise is a playful film about friendship, madness and creativity, about love and sorrow, great ambitions and the often unpleasant clash between youthful presumptions and reality. With its somewhat un-Norwegian structure, Reprise has a distinct style and narrative technique which moves the story forward in a rich and enthusiastic manner.

Erik and Phillip are trying to make it as writers. Erik is rejected by publishers as lacking in talent, while Phillip's manuscript is accepted and the young man becomes a major name on the Norwegian cultural scene practically overnight. Six months later, Erik and his friends come to visit Phillip at a psychiatric hospital to bring him home after long-term treatment. Writing is the last thing on Phillip's mind, but Erik is continuing his literary attempts and tries to convince his friend to go back to writing. This film could be seen as a subtle reflection on youth as a time of promise, plans and hopes which gradually dissolve under the impact of life experiences.

If the style of the narration is reminiscent of the poetic works of the French New Wave, it's no coincidence: the director admits to the influence of François Truffaut, in particular, the latters Jules and Jim, in which fundamental themes are treated with an enchantingly light touch.

Production and distribution

Production Year
2006
Country of origin
Norway
Release date (national)
2006-09-08
Release date (international)
2006-07-03
Production Company
4 1/2 AS
Krusesgt. 8
N-0263 Oslo
Producer
Karin Julsrud
Line Producer
Bent Rognlien
Co-production Company
Filmlance AB
Festival Contact
NFI Features
International sales
TrustNordisk ApS

Crew

Director
Joachim Trier
Manuskript
Eskil Vogt
Joachim Trier
D.O.P.
Jakob Ihre
Editor
Olivier Bugge Coutté
Composer
Ola Fløttum
Knut Schreiner
Production Designer
Roger Rosenberg
Sound Designer
Morten Solum

Technical information

Sjanger
Drama
Format
35mm
Bildeformat
1:1,85
Farge
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Lydsystem
Dolby SR
Length in min's
106'
Number of reels
6

Director

Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier

"JOACHIM TRIER (b. 1974) has received international recognition both for his feature film debut Reprise (2006) and his sophomoric feature Oslo, August 31st (2011). Known for existential, yet accessible character studies and weaving between dreamscapes and reality, Trier has been hailed as ”sensationally talented“ (New York Times). Selected for the Cannes Official Selection - Un Certain Regard - in 2011, as well as Toronto, Sundance, and numerous other festivals, Oslo, August 31st has also received many awards. Last year, it was nominated for the César award for Best Foreign Film 2013, after reaching over 160.000 admissions at theatres in France. Joachim started filmmaking in 1995, writing and directing several short films, which won a dozen international prizes, while he was attending film school in Denmark and The National Film & TV School, England. "

Filmography:

Oslo, August 31st (2011), feature

Reprise (2006), feature

Procter (2002), short

Still (2001), short

Pietá (1999), short

Passport (1998), short

The Transparency of Evil (1996), short

Neglection (1996), short

Fatal Strategies (1995), short

Cast

Erik
Espen Klouman Høiner
Phillip
Anders Danielsen Lie
Lars
Christian Rubeck
Morten
Odd Magnus Williamson
Geir
Pål Stokka
Kari
Viktoria Winge
Lillian
Silje Hagen
Henning
Henrik Elvestad
Mathis Wergeland
Thorbjørn Harr
Sten Egil Dahl
Sigmund Sæverud
Hanne, Erik's mother
Elisabeth Sand
Ikke oppgitt
Inger, Philip's mother
Tone Danielsen
Ikke oppgitt
Narrator
Gard B. Eidsvold

Visning på festivaler

2006
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2006
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund
2006
Toronto International Film Festival
2007
Sundance Film Festival
2007
International Film Festival Rotterdam
2006
BFI London Film Festival
2007
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2007
Norsk Filmfokus
2007
Cleveland International Film Festival
2007
Premiers Plans Film Festival
2007
Göteborg International Film Festival
2007
Norwegian Film Week, Stockholm
2007
New Directors/New Films
2007
Rouen Nordic Film Festival
2007
NATfilm Festival
2007
Istanbul Film Festival
2007
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films
2007
European Cinema Festival of Lecce
2007
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival
2007
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival
2007
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz
2007
Jeonju International Film Festival
2007
San Francisco International Film Festival
2007
Seattle International Film Festival
2007
Festroia International Film Festival
2007
Transilvania International Film Festival
2007
Norwegian Film Week, Copenhagen
2007
Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove
2007
ArtFilmFest International Film Festival
2007
Libertas Film Festival Dubrovnik
2007
European Film Festival Palić
2007
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival
2007
Melbourne International Film Festival
2007
International Film Festival Piestany
2007
Milano Film Festival
2007
Umeå International Film Festival
2007
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy
2007
Haifa International Film Festival
2007
Seville European Film Festival
2007
Panorama of European Cinema
2007
Nordic Film Days - Arsenals
2007
Lanterna Nordica
2007
Helsingfors, Nordisk råds visninger, Finland
2007
International Film Festival of India
2007
Norwegian Film Week, Singapore
2008
Nordisk Panorama, Sweden
2008
Nordic Film Days Helsingborg
2008
Kalkota International Film Festival, India
2008
Chennai International Film Festival
2009
Cineuropa
2010
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
2010
Cinergia - Forum of European Cinema, Lodz
2010
Noors Filmvestival, Delft
2011
La Rochelle International Film Festival
2011
Seville European Film Festival
2013
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Prizes

2006
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Crystal Globe for Best Director, The Don Quixote Award - FICC Jury Award
2006
Toronto International Film Festival: Diesel Discovery Award
2007
International Film Festival Rotterdam: Young People's Jury Award
2006
BFI London Film Festival: FIPRESCI nomination
2007
Premiers Plans Film Festival: Prix de la Creation Musicale
2007
Göteborg International Film Festival: Bergman Award Nomination
2007
Rouen Nordic Film Festival: Audience Award, Grand Prix, Le Deuxième souffle
2007
NATfilm Festival : Critics' Award
2007
Istanbul Film Festival: Grand Prize "Golden Tulip"
2007
European Cinema Festival of Lecce: Best Film: Golden Olive Tree, Best Screenplay, Special Audience Award
2007
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival: Kanon Award for Best Editing, Kanon Award for Best Director
2007
Milano Film Festival: Winner of the feature film competition
2007
Umeå International Film Festival: Honorable Mention
2007
Nordic Film Days - Arsenals: Audience Award
2007
The Norwegian Film Critics Award - Filmkritikerprisen