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Norway's Joachim Trier shakes things up with his English-language film 'Louder Than Bombs'

Norway's Joachim Trier shakes things up with his English-language film 'Louder Than Bombs'

Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier burst onto the international scene with "Reprise" and "Oslo, August 31st," two movies that mixed a deep-rooted sense of character drama with a playful self-awareness for structure and performance. Their mix of dark and light made them both feel, above all else, fresh.

Introducing his new film, "Louder Than Bombs," at its recent Los Angeles premiere, he noted that it was not as unusual as it might seem that he had made an English-language story set in a leafy enclave outside New York City.

"I'm from Norway," Trier said, "the suburbs of Europe."

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