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Joachim Trier

The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske)

128' - 2021 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: Norwegian
Director: Joachim Trier Composer: Ola Fløttum With: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum
Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess.
Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel – a successful graphic novelist – is pushing for them to settle down. One night, she gatecrashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. But she will come to realize that some life choices are already behind her.
“Joachim Trier has taken on one of the most difficult genres imaginable, the romantic drama, and combined it with another very tricky style – the coming-of-ager – to craft something gloriously sweet and beguiling. It’s an innocent’s progress, in 13 chapters, embarked on by the twentysomething heroine, Julie. Renate Reinsve is the actor who takes on this role and she takes off like a rocket, deserving star status to rival Lily James or Alicia Vikander for her tremendously mature, sensitive and sympathetic performance. It’s the kind of film we’ve all seen done so badly that it’s an unexpected treat to see it done well and to realise that its themes are very important: who do you fall in love with?” - The Guardian

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Joachim Trier


Ola Fløttum


Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum


Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt

Director of Photography

Kasper Tuxen


Olivier Bugge Coutté


Mone Mikkelsen, Renėe Mlodyszewski

Production studios

B-Reel Feature Films



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Countries of production

United States of America, Denmark, Norway, France, Sweden




Joachim Trier
Pietà (short, 2000), Still (short, 2001), Procter (short 2002), Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), Thelma (2017), The Other Munch (2018)

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