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The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. It chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.  

The Worst Person in the World is the final part of Trier´s Oslo Triology, which started with Reprise in 2006 and continued with Oslo, August 31st in 2011. The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. It chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
France
Sweden
Denmark
Release date (national):
2021-10-15
Release date (international):
2021-07-08
Production company:
Oslo Pictures AS
Co production company:
MK2
B-Reel Feature Films
Snowglobe Film
Film i Väst
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Swedish Film Institute
Film i Väst
MK2
Executive producer:
Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
Associated producer:
Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
Producer:
Thomas Robsahm
Co producer:
Juliette Schrameck
Mikkel Jersin
Mattias Nohrborg
Film consultant:
Ståle Stein Berg
Sales agent:
MK2

Director

  • 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

    Joachim Trier

Cast

Julie:
Renate Reinsve
Aksel:
Anders Danielsen Lie

Awards

2021:
Film Fest Gent
North Sea Port Audience Award
2021:
Chicago International Film Festival
Silver Hugo - Best Cinematography
2021:
Valladolid International Film Festival SEMINCI
FIPRESCI Award
Golden Blogos Award
Official Section Youth Award
2021:
Stockholm International Film Festival
Stockholm Achievement Award
2nd place, Audience Award

Festivals

2021:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2021:
Cannes International Film Festival
2021:
Jerusalem International Film Festival
2021:
Deauville American Film Festival
2021:
Toronto International Film Festival
2021:
Athens International Film Festival
2021:
Zürich Film Festival
2021:
Calgary International Film Festival
2021:
New York Film Festival
2021:
Reykjavik International Film Festival
2021:
Vancouver International Film Festival
2021:
BFI London Film Festival
2021:
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
2021:
Busan International Film Festival
2021:
Film Fest Gent
2021:
Chicago International Film Festival
2021:
San Diego International Film Festival
2021:
Riga International Film Festival
2021:
Philadelphia Film Festival
2021:
Austin Film Festival
2021:
Valladolid International Film Festival SEMINCI
2021:
AFI Fest
2021:
Sydney Film Festival
2021:
Hawaii International Film Festival
2021:
Festival Cine Sevilla
2021:
Stockholm International Film Festival
2021:
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival
2021:
Goa International Film Festival
2022:
Sundance Film Festival
2022:
Perth Festival
2022:
New Horizons International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Joachim Trier
Screenplay:
Eskil Vogt
Joachim Trier
Editor:
Olivier Bugge Coutté
ProductionDesigner:
Roger Rosenberg
Sound Design:
Gisle Tveito
VFX supervisor:
Esben Syberg
Casting:
Yngvill Kolset Haga
Cinematographer:
Kasper Tuxen

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Length in min's:
120'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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