The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske)

Joachim Trier

Julie is nearing 30, and the pressure of falling behind expectations weighs on her after changing career paths twice and finding herself in a relationship where she is belittled. Navigating a world in which she feels as a supporting character, she lives in existential dread, looking for something that will light up the spark in her again. She will soon find it in the form of a man. “The Worst Person in the World” may have the shape of a romantic comedy, but its nuanced understanding of the complexities of its main character runs deeper than the intimate, funny, outrageous, and unexpected scenes it is filled with. A portrait of a generation by a filmmaker who has captured like no other the zeitgeist of living in our uncertain times.

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Direction Joachim Trier
Country Norwegen / Frankreich / Schweden / Dänemark
Year 2021
Duration 128 min
Language Original with German Subtitles
Production Thomas Robsahm, Tom Kjeseth, Dyveke Bjørkly, Graver Andrea, Berentsen Ottmar
Cast Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen, Lie Herbert, Nordrum Hans, Olav Brenner, Helene Bjørnebye, Vidar Sandem
Camera Kasper Tuxen
Script Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Editing Olivier Bugge Coutté
Sound Kasper Rasmussen
Music Ola Fløttum


Cannes 2021 - Winner Best Actress & nominated Palme D'or

About the director

Born in Copenhagen and raised in Norway, Joachim Trier inaugurated his Oslo Trilogy with Reprise in 2006, his debut feature film. The trilogy would be followed with Oslo, August 31st (2011), which stormed the film festival circuit after premiering in the Un Certain Regard in Cannes, and The Worst Person in the World (2021). In between, he directed three more films including 2005 Palme d’Or competitor Louder than Bombs.

Quotes by critics 

“A truthful, tender masterpiece about how coming of age has no age-limit — love, for others and for ourselves, is what makes every risk and loss worthwhile. Rarely has a story like this been told as beautifully.” - Ella Kemp (Empire)

“It's progressive, it's unapologetically feminist, and it's unforgettable.” - Sarah Bea Milner (Screen Rant)



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