over 2 years
Sometimes too psychotic for my taste.
Reprise is a Norwegian film directed by Joachim Trier. Co-written over the course of five years with Eskil Vogt, it is Trier's first feature-length film. The film was the Norwegian candidate for the Academy Award as best foreign language film in 2006.
The two 23-year olds Erik and Phillip are dreaming of becoming successful writers. They idolize the reclusive writer Sten Egil Dahl who, although fictional, was modeled after the real-life Tor Ulven. When they both try to get a manuscript published, Erik's is rejected. Phillip, on the other hand, gets his manuscript accepted and overnight he goes on to become a star of the Norwegian literary scene. Phillip meets Kari, with whom he falls in love. Six months later, Erik and his friends pick up Phillip at a psychiatric hospital to bring him home after a long treatment. Erik still hasn't given up his dream, but Phillip isn't able to write anymore, although his friend encourages him to make a new effort. Instead Phillip tries to get his...