A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.
Anders Danielsen Lie,
Jonas Strand Gravli,
On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against the Pentagon, the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 decide to struggle against the four terrorists to take back the control of the airplane.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
According to Jere Longman's book "Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back", the film scheduled to be shown on the actual flight was A Knight's Tale (2001). See more »
During first officer's pre-flight walk around, the aircraft has Rolls-Royce RB211 engines. In exterior shots, the planes engines alternate between Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney. All United 757's have two distinctive Pratt & Whitney 2040 engines. See more »
This movie approaches an incredibly sensitive subject in an entirely appropriate manner: with subtlety and understatement.
The actors look like real people and talk like real people talk. There are no dramatic exclamations. Even the signature "Let's roll" line is stated almost in passing without any special significance being brought to it. The movie was utterly convincing in portraying how real people would have responded. There were no Bruce Willis or Wesley Snipe types amongst the passengers; they were ordinary folk in extraordinary situations, responding the best way they could.
Kudos to the filmmakers for not allowing this to become an overwrought melodrama. Instead, we saw a glimpse into the confusion and pain of people in the middle of the events of 9/11. Because it was understated, because it felt real, the impact was much stronger and gut-wrenching.
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