One Night in Oslo

Directed by: Eirik Svensson
83 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Thu 1st Oct 19:00
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Fri 2nd Oct 14:00
2nd Screening

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It’s Constitution Day Eve, and all over Norway people are stocking up for a night of drunken disorder. Teenage best buddies Sam and Amir see no reason why they should miss out on all the fun. Amir has a plan to get back together with his ex-girlfriend Thea - but what he doesn’t know is that Sam and Thea are secretly dating. When Sam finally manages to confess, he realizes he severely underestimated Amir’s jealousy. This isn’t an unusual setup for a ‘teens behaving badly’ movie, and the plot does stick closely to the familiar beats of the genre. However, ‘One Night in Oslo’ distinguishes itself from other teen rite-of-passage movies thanks to its excellent cast, who consistently stand out against the film’s backdrop of frenetic excess. Samakab Omar’s performance as Sam, which earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the Amanda Awards, is a particular highlight. The improvised nature of the teenagers’ performances is deeply affective. These are real teens on screen, acting as teens often do when left to their own devices. But rather than a contrived cautionary tale, ‘One Night in Oslo’ ultimately delivers a sincere, even tender exploration of adolescence and its hurdles.
Original Title
Natt til 17
Runtime
83 min
Director(s)
Eirik Svensson
Writer(s)
Sebastian Torn Grenwartin
Producer(s)
Moa Liljedehl
Synnove Horsdal
DoP(s)
Karl Erik Brondbo
Karl Erik Brondbo
Cast
Samakab Omar Mohammed
Alhoul Thea
Sophie Lochnaes
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features Europe