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Utøya 22. juli (2018)

Director:
Erik Poppe
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Utøya: July 22
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Drama
RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Finn Gjerdrum
Stein B. Kvae
Screenwriter:
Siv Rajendram Eliassen
Anna Bache-Wiig


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Kaja Andrea Berntzen
Magnus Aleksander Holmen
Petter Brede Fristad
Emilie Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne
Vanished girl Solveig Koløen Birkeland
Oda Jenny Svennevig
Kristine Ingeborg Enes Kjevik
Issa Sorosh Sadat

 

Review

Tasteful and remarkably well-choreographed rendition of how the 2011 Utøya massacre played out for a handful of fictitious characters, based on real witness accounts. Every single scene has a sense of urgency and desperation to them which to some extent enables us to live through the terror that these kids experienced. Poppe's filmmaking here is expert-class. He recreates the terror and chaos that reigned over this island for 72 minutes utilizing effective camera-techniques, masterful pacing and getting intense performances out of his more or less unexperienced cast. Utøya 22. juli is a film which is bound to leave its mark on whoever sees it.

Copyright © 30.12.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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