The movie

The Worst Person in the World

Going from Oslo med student to psychology student to photographer to bookstore clerk to possible writer, Julie can’t seem to settle on one thing—or one man…

Length: 128 min
Country: Norway
Language spoken: Norwegian
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Renate Reinsve, Herbert Nordrum, Anders Danielsen Lie
Director: Joachim Trier
Release date: 2021

Description

When Joachim Trier’s romcom/drama debuted at Cannes last year, newcomer Renate Reinsve was propelled into the acting stratosphere—her talents were justly recognised with the Best Actress award—for her performance as the millennial Julie, someone struggling to make the choices in life that everyone needs to make. Going from Oslo med student to psychology student to photographer to bookstore clerk to possible writer, Julie can’t seem to settle on one thing—or one man… That Trier and Reinsve make everything both totally believable and funny/moving at the same time is a beautiful testament to their filmmaking skills.

‘[This] Nordic romcom is an instant classic. Renate Reinsve is sublime… [The movie] is sweet and gentle and funny, in ways that are undoubtedly conventional but also very real. It’s the kind of film we’ve all seen done so badly that it’s an unexpected treat to see it done well and to realise that its themes are very important: who do you fall in love with? Who is “the one”? When do you realise that you are just settling? Reinsve’s performance is just so good. A star is born.’—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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