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22 July (2018)

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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.

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Paul Greengrass

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Paul Greengrass, Åsne Seierstad (based upon the book "One of Us" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Danielsen Lie ... Anders Behring Breivik
Jonas Strand Gravli ... Viljar Hanssen
Jon Øigarden ... Geir Lippestad
Maria Bock Maria Bock ... Christin Kristoffersen
Thorbjørn Harr ... Sveinn Are Hanssen
Seda Witt ... Lara Rachid
Isak Bakli Aglen ... Torje Hanssen
Ola G. Furuseth Ola G. Furuseth ... Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Marit Andreassen Marit Andreassen ... Prime Minister Aide #1 (as Marit Adeleide Andreassen)
Øystein Martinsen ... Prime Minister Aide #2
Valborg Frøysnes Valborg Frøysnes ... Prime Minister Aide #3
Harald Nordmann Harald Nordmann ... Simon Sæbø (as Thor-Harald Normann)
Anders Kulsrud Storruste Anders Kulsrud Storruste ... Anders Kristiansen
Monica Borg Fure Monica Borg Fure ... Utøya Camp Leader
Mathias Eckhoff Mathias Eckhoff ... Utøya Security
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In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utøya Island outside of Oslo. A three-part story. About the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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The True Story of a Day That Changed a Nation See more »


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Rated R for disturbing violence, graphic images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Jon Øigarden (Geir Lippestad), Anders Danielsen Lie (Anders Behring Breivik) & Lena Kristin Ellingsen (Signe Lippestad) also worked together on Mammon (2014) as Peter Verås, Johannes Ritter Hansen & Vibeke Haglund respectively. See more »

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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter driven by Breivik is facelift model, manufactured 2014-2017. See more »

Quotes

Lara: How are you feeling?
Viljar: I'm okay. And you?
Lara: Yeah. I'm fine. I was in the shower block when it started, so I managed to run and hide. But I got separated from my sister Bano. I'm sorry about Simon and Anders, too.
Viljar: It's shit.
Lara: How is the food here? Is it okay?
Viljar: It's pretty shit, too. Actually, it's *really* shit.
Lara: If you want, I can bring you something. Food, or anything.
Viljar: No. No, I'm fine. I don't have much appetite.
Lara: Do you want anything else? Cigarettes or...
Viljar: That would have been nice.
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Hun er forelska i lærer'n
Written by Dag Ingebrigtsen and Torstein Flakne
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What do you do with people like this?
5 September 2019 | by cordenwSee all my reviews

There's really no law that's been written to give people a sense of justice when crimes like this are committed.

Mass Murderers must be insane by the very nature of what they do but the acts always bring out some anomaly in the law that entails a gruesome reenactment to get some sort of verdict. The mass killer thrives on the production. (Unless of course he gets killed in the process)

This movie is very well done with its portrayal of the killer as a soulless nutcase who comes across as almost normal in his interactions with everybody.... just like Bundy. Very difficult for the authorities to catch him before the heinous crime, but the aftermath of any of these events always shows that there were significant clues that the authorities should have picked up on.

So we end up blaming them and not the perpetrator. The State and the killer become the preoccupying participants and the victims and their families are only secondary to the matter. The grief of the families and the survivors is given a bit more attention in this movie and there are some very moving scenes.

Such an unbelievably tragic subject dealt with in a very compassionate way, the acting is quite well done and has to be understated because of the subject matter.

This is not a film to attend and expect to come out feeling better. It is a statement of the evil that exists in the world and a reminder that it can surface anywhere and anytime. It's worth watching just to get you to keep your antennae working.


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Norway | Iceland | USA

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English | Norwegian

Release Date:

10 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Vestfold, Norway See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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