The Worst Person in the World

Female character smiling while running down the street

Norway | 2021 | 127 min. | Joachim Trier

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Four years in the life of a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is. Oscar Nominee: Best International Feature, Best Original Screenplay.

Director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, The Worst Person in the World examines one woman’s quest for love and meaning in the modern world. Fluidly told in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in her search for happiness and identity.

  • Director: Joachim Trier
  • Principal Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum
  • Country: Norway, France
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 127 min.
  • Producer: Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Thomas Robsahm
  • Screenplay: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
  • Cinematographers: Kasper Tuxen
  • Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2021 (Best Performance by an Actress)
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: NEON
  • International Sales: MK2
  • MPAA Rating: R