U - JULY 22

By Erik Poppe

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

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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