Trier's achievement in this film is that he didn't make it so dramatic. Everything Anders went through on the day he was out was a natural reaction to his surroundings. Speaking of the surroundings,the cinematography of the film was top notch. There was a balance between light and dark and as the film progressed, it became darker which paralleled Anders emotions because he felt disconnected from the world. The montages of Oslo, Norway in the beginning and the end of the film were great and made me want to visit its cobblestone streets, parks, and cafes.