Oslo, 31 August
Loosely based on Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, this second part of Oslo Trilogy is a peaceful melancholia of the unspeakable loneliness in the happiest land in the world. Anders, soon be released from drug rehabilitation, is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays on in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn’t seen in a long while. Thirty-four-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted, all the people he has let down. He is still relatively young, but feels his life in many ways is already over. For the remainder of the day and long into the night, the ghosts of past mistakes will wrestle with the chance of love, the possibility of a new life and the hope to see some future by morning.