A beautiful and real film which I found (contrary to some other reviewers here) absorbing and satisfying. It is a clear-sighted film: visually elegant, emotionally true. Oslo is one of the main characters and the city is shown at different times of day and in different places, indoors and outdoors, dawn, day, evening, night. The central character (Anders) intersects with the lives of many others and each of these other characters, too, presents a beautiful and complete vignette, however slight. Above all, Anders is so real and so convincing that it seems wrong to congratulate the actor on a very fine performance - the illusion is so perfect that it does not seem like a performance, or an actor, at all. He is a recovering addict contemplating suicide but there is no self pity, no drama, just a transcendent humanity which makes it possible to empathise and identify with him completely. It is not a miserable film but one of great beauty. Even the treatment of suicide - as a decision, not a failure or a drama - is in tune with the dominant theme, which is seeing and accepting things, quite simply, as they are.