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Utøya: July 22 (2018)

Utøya 22. juli (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 9 March 2018 (Norway)
A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.

Director:

Erik Poppe

Writers:

Siv Rajendram Eliassen (screenplay), Anna Bache-Wiig (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Berntzen Andrea Berntzen ... Kaja
Aleksander Holmen Aleksander Holmen ... Magnus
Solveig Koløen Birkeland Solveig Koløen Birkeland ... Injured Girl
Brede Fristad Brede Fristad ... Petter
Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne ... Emilie (as Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne)
Jenny Svennevig Jenny Svennevig ... Oda
Ingeborg Enes Ingeborg Enes ... Kristine (as Ingeborg Enes Kjevik)
Sorosh Sadat Sorosh Sadat ... Issa
Ada Eide Ada Eide ... Caroline (as Ada Otilde Eide)
Mariann Gjerdsbakk Mariann Gjerdsbakk ... Silje
Daniel Sang Tran Daniel Sang Tran ... Even
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal Torkel Dommersnes Soldal ... Herman
Magnus Moen Magnus Moen ... Tobias
Karoline Petronella Ulfsdatter Schau Karoline Petronella Ulfsdatter Schau ... Sigrid (as Karoline Schau)
Tamanna Agnihotri Tamanna Agnihotri ... Halima
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A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.

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The day that changed us forever See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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The film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. It received eight nominations for the 2018 Amanda Awards during the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, winning two: Best Actress (Andrea Berntzen as Kaja) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Solveig Koløen Birkeland as the injured girl). See more »

Quotes

Kaja: I need to find my sister...
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Connections

Featured in The Film Review: Episode dated 26 October 2018 (2018) See more »

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Utøya
Written by Wolfgang Plagge
Performed by Wolfgang Plagge
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"You'll never understand"

I'd already watched Paul Greengrass' film 22 July. Despite Utoya July 22 being about the same atrocity, you could not get 2 different films. Whilst Greengrass gave Brevik a platform and invited viewers to try and comprehend his actions, perhaps in an attempt to learn and move on, Erik Poppe's Utoya instead focuses entirely on the victims - the young Labour Party members camping on the island. In a poignant start to the film, the main lead, Kaja, looks directly into the camera and says "you'll never understand" (it turns out she's talking to her mum on the phone).

There is some debate as to whether either of these films should've been made at all. As harrowing as they are, I think they both have their place in trying to enhance our understanding of the horror of terrorist attacks such as these.

In a very clever piece of technical direction, it looks like the film is shot 'live' in one single take to mirror the horror of the 72 minutes of the young people's terrifying ordeal, whilst Brevik was attacking them.

Did I enjoy the film? No. Am I pleased I watched it? Yes. Would I recommend it? Most certainly. Does it, along with Greengrass' July 22, enhance our understanding? The jury's out. 7 out of ten


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Utøya: July 22 See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,738,618
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16 : 9
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