Joachim Trier

The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World

Renate Reinsve won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for the revelatory, complex performance that anchors this sprawlingly novelistic film by Norwegian auteur Joachim Trier, an emotionally intricate and exhilarating character study of a woman entering her thirties. Amid the seemingly endless possibilities of the modern world, Julie (Reinsve) wavers over artistic passions and professions, the question of motherhood, and relationships with two very different men: a successful comic-book artist (Trier regular Anders Danielsen Lie) and a charismatic barista (Herbert Nordrum). Working with a team of longtime collaborators, Trier and his perennial cowriter Eskil Vogt construct in The Worst Person in the World, the Oscar-nominated third entry in their unofficial Oslo Trilogy, a liberating portrait of self-discovery and a bracingly contemporary spin on the romantic comedy.

Film Info

  • Norway
  • 2021
  • 127 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Norwegian
  • Spine #1132

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Joachim Trier; coscreenwriter Eskil Vogt; actors Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Herbert Nordrum; cinematographer Kasper Tuxen; and sound designer Gisle Tveito
  • On-location footage from the creation of the film’s time-freezing sequence
  • Deleted scenes
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

    New cover by Bendik Kaltenborn

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Special Features

  • New 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Joachim Trier; coscreenwriter Eskil Vogt; actors Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Herbert Nordrum; cinematographer Kasper Tuxen; and sound designer Gisle Tveito
  • On-location footage from the creation of the film’s time-freezing sequence
  • Deleted scenes
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

    New cover by Bendik Kaltenborn
The Worst Person in the World
Cast
Renate Reinsve
Julie
Anders Danielsen Lie
Aksel
Herbert Nordrum
Eivind
Ine Jansen
Narrator
Maria Grazia Di Meo
Sunniva
Hans Olav Brenner
Ole Magnus
Helene Bjørneby
Karianne
Credits
Director
Joachim Trier
Written by
Eskil Vogt
Joachim Trier
Director of photography
Kasper Tuxen
Production designer
Roger Rosenberg
Editor
Olivier Bugge Coutté
Casting director
Yngvill Kolset Haga
Costume designer
Ellen Dæhli Ystehede
Composer
Ola Fløttum
Sound designer
Gisle Tveito
Produced by
Thomas Robsahm
Producer
Andrea Berentsen Ottmar

Current

The Worst Person in the World: Lost and Found
The Worst Person in the World: Lost and Found

Part rom-com, part existential meditation, the final installment in Joachim Trier’s Oslo trilogy dignifies the fluctuating desires of a woman on the cusp of thirty.

By Sheila O’Malley