How “The Worst Person in the World” Nails Gen-X Ennui

Everything vanishes. It has already vanished.

At the end of Joachim Trier’s incredible film The Worst Person in the World, the character Aksel, played by Anders Danielsen Lie, reflects back on his life. Aksel, even though he is only in his 40s, is dying, of cancer. He tells his Julie, his much-younger ex-girlfriend, about how much of his…

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Will Leitch

Will Leitch

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I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin. https://williamfleitch.substack.com