A modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. It chronicles four years in the life of Julie, 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.—yusufpiskin
Prior to the movie, Renate Reinsve was ready to give up on acting to pursue a career in carpentry (Reinsve had then recently renovated a home and fell in love with woodwork). Just one day after making the life-changing decision to quit acting, Norwegian director Joachim Trier surprised her with an impromptu meeting, and together they mused about life, love, among other things. The last time the pair had worked together was over a decade ago, in Oslo, August 31st (2011), where Reinsve only had one line in an insignificant scene. Using their earlier conversation as a basis, Trier subsequently worked on the script for The Worst Person in the World (2021), with the intention that Reinsve would play the lead in it.