Oslo 2021

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: Hindi(Unofficial VO Dub) + English(ORG)
Release Year: 2021

Director: Bartlett Sher

Stars Cast: Ruth Wilson, David Olah, Sam Goldin

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 Oslo Review

Live streaming since last month, "Oslo" may not be the best fit, however sadly it is. The Oslo Peace Treaty of 1993 was the first successful attempt to bring about peace between Israel and the PLO, which is crucial in recognizing each other's right to represent their people. I'm not very familiar with the details, I'm not in a position to check the accuracy of the movie history.

Often, getting into too much detail in a movie review is a dangerous step closer to the robbery scene. Also, it usually reduces students' enjoyment of the next film. I will file a lawsuit against Oslo for two reasons. The first is obvious: the film is based on real events and therefore has no doubt that it will be ruined. Another thing is that the dialogue is so good (not really artistic or written, just fine) that reading it in advance and hearing it brought to the movie may enhance the excitement.

The film does not take long to enter the heart of the story, with a loving Norwegian couple Mona Juul (Ruth Wilson) and Terje Rød-Larsen (Andrew Scott), driven by their love of peace, approaching separately on both sides to stop. a secret meeting that will be beyond US influence in formal negotiations. While Larsen tried to sell Israeli scholars his "negotiating model" through the same process of "building trust" Mona worked to convince the PLO's finance chief to attend the secret meeting. "You're in us" he tried to confirm. "They" replied Mona in a way.

As a prelude, the two representatives, one on each side, met privately in London under the couple's "hostility". How can they start a conversation without weather, “cold and wet”? Despite the tense situation and the inevitable hostility, they agree to take that historic step with a meeting in Oslo. After leaving, Mona tells her husband "If the plan doesn't go well, our lives will be ruined". Bold and full of hope, Larsen responds with "We'll do better".

A spectacular shooting in the fjord highway takes us to the top Booregaard Manor in Norway. The first meeting concluded, from the University of Haifa, with two professors Yair Hirschfeld (Doval'e Glickman) and Ron Pundak (Rotem Keinan), and PLO Ahmed Qurei (Salim Dau) Minister of Finance and his colleague Hassan Asfour (Waleed Zuaiter) . Asfour starts to hate but the tension subsides a bit, especially in food (and tragedy is avoided when Larsen brings up the idea of ​​frying pork in the pan). They even started joking. Soon the anger flares up again but it seems there is no problem with delicious food that cannot be solved. "National Treasure" (as nominated by the lady who cooks for one of the guests) brings some fun and everyone smiles again.

At the end of the first meeting, the two sides agreed on a number of issues: "here we are friends", there are "red lines they do not cross", and each will carry the "declaration of principles" (DOP) back to their leaders. Emphasizing the historical significance of the meeting, the world of Qurie's estranged Hirschfeld states "You are my first Jew". And here we are, in just 40 minutes of this 2-hour movie.

Although meeting 2 and 3 are equally rich and enjoyable, I will be brief here. According to the PLO, the Israeli side is "developing" the delegates with the addition of Uri Savir (Jeff Wilbusch), Director-General of the Foreign Ministry of Israel, who appears to be the most beloved character in the movie. Both Savir and Qurei pledged to be "representatives and voice" of their senior leaders. Both the intense conversation and humor we saw in the first meeting are ongoing, and it is intense. Finally, the two men realize that something is amiss. For one thing, their daughters have the same maiden name! They walked through the frozen Norwegian jungle, until they started exchanging "the tragedy that befell the Norwegians and not the Californians". Firmly following a distance (as they were told by two men that they should not be too close), the couple enjoy the laughter. As Larsen tries to move forward, Mona winks at him with one eye "One step closer, I'll separate you".

Meeting number, 3 is also developed by Joel Singer (Igal Naor), a legal adviser to the Israeli government. It submits 200 specific questions that must be answered by the PLO before an agreement can be reached. The first question is about the responsibility for garbage collection (and dumping) of a particular city that both parties may end up contributing to. It is not as small as it first sounds, as garbage collection is obviously the responsibility of any government, anywhere in the world. While we viewers may be overwhelmed by all the details, we get the feeling that both sides are fighting for teeth and nails every inch. The speech threatens to break down sometimes and it is Mona, who should be the only "motivator", which is the last court to bring both sides back to the table, because she is the only person they really trust. Finally they understand, as can be seen from Singer's last words before they take the final proposals and return home for approval: the four of us will create peace or there will be no peace.

Eventually, due to the so-called "constructive misunderstanding", an agreement was finally reached.

Imitation is great but if there is going to be only one prize, it should be shared between Dau and Wilbusch, as long as it is due to (walking in the cold) of the Norwegian Woods.