Archive of films Reprise / Reprise

2006, 105 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2006

A playful, witty and, at the same time, profoundly serious film by young director Joachim Trier about young people, friendship and its tough challenges, realistic and idealistic ambitions, literature, punk rock, madness, love and discovering one’s own limits.


Erik and Phillip are trying to make it as writers. Erik is rejected by publishers as lacking in talent, while Phillip’s manuscript is accepted and the young man becomes a major name on the Norwegian cultural scene practically overnight. Six months later, Erik and his friends come to visit Phillip at a psychiatric hospital to bring him home after long-term treatment. Writing is the last thing on Phillip’s mind, but Erik is continuing his literary attempts and tries to convince his friend to go back to writing. This film could be seen as a subtle reflection on youth as a time of promise, plans and hopes which gradually dissolve under the impact of life experiences. If the style of the narration is reminiscent of the poetic works of the French New Wave, it’s no coincidence: the director admits to the influence of François Truffaut, in particular, the latter’s Jules and Jim, in which fundamental themes are treated with an enchantingly light touch.

About the director

Joachim Trier (b. 1974, Norway) is a graduate of the National Film and Television School in England (2000). Trier has already made a string of celebrated short films. Three of them, Procter (2002), Pieta (2000) and Still (2000), have been screened at more than thirty international film festivals and won many awards. The most important accolades include the Prix UIP and the Kodak Short Film Bureau Award for Best British and Best European Film, which Procter garnered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002. Trier also directed commercials in England and Norway for the company Moland Film AS. The film Reprise (2006) is his feature debut.


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4 1/2
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About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Director: Joachim Trier
Screenplay: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Dir. of Photography: Jakob Ihre
Music: Ola Flottum, Knut Schreiner
Editor: Olivier Bugge Couté
Producer: Karin Julsrud
Production: 4 1/2
Cast: Espen Kloumann Hoiner, Anders Danielsen Lie, Christian Rubeck, Odd Magnus Williamson, Pal Stokka, Victoria Winge
Contact: Norwegian Film Institute , Nordisk Film International Sales, 4 1/2


Joachim Trier

Film Director, Film Director

Stine Oppegaard

Film Institution Rep.

Tine Klint

Sales Agent

Karin Julsrud


Eskil Vogt

Film Director

Espen Klouman Hoiner


Anders Danielsen Lie


Viktoria Winge


Ola Flottum

Music Composer

Elinor Burns


Jakob Ihre

Director of Photography


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