U - JULY 22

By Erik Poppe

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Title: U - JULY 22
Original title: UTØYA 22 JULI
Director: Erik Poppe
Producers: Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae
Executive producers: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein b. Kvae, Erik Poppe, Jan Petter Dickman
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Brede Fristad, Solveig Koløen Birkeland
Genre: Drama
Budget EUR: 3.0M
Duration: 92 min
Language: NORWEGIAN
Country of origin: Norway
Production Company: Paradox Film AS
Scriptwriter: Siv Rajendram, Anna Bache-Wiig
Production year: 2017
Editor: Einar Egeland
Local release: 09-03-2018

On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends. The movie starts when the youngsters, shocked by the bombing in Oslo, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive – minute by minute.

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