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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.


Erik Poppe


Siv Rajendram Eliassen (screenplay), Anna Bache-Wiig (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4,728 ( 162)
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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Based on true events See more »


Drama | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Norwegian | English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Utøya: July 22 See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Utøya: July 22 received eight nominations for the 2018 Amanda Awards during the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. The film received the Amanda Awards for the Best Actress (Andrea Berntzen) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Solveig Koløen Birkeland). See more »


Kaja: I need to find my sister...
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Referenced in The Film Review: Episode dated 26 October 2018 (2018) See more »


Written by Wolfgang Plagge
Performed by Wolfgang Plagge
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A new way of making a movie based on true events.
19 March 2018 | by mikael-28902See all my reviews

How do I even begin to explain my feelings about this movie. It´s a really really good movie. Just the way it is shot and made, the actors, the feeling you get as a audience, is just breathtaking. As a person that hasn´t lost anyone in the shooting that day, this movie made me care about the lead role, Kaja (Andrea Berntzen). I felt desperate, and helpless since I couldn´t intervene and help out. Not to say for certain, but that is probably what many felt when they were running for their lives.

Eirik Poppe made this movie all about "Kaja" and her mission on finding her sister. It is based on true stories that has been told by the youth that were there, which gives the movie a more believable plot that strikes where it hurts. The movie is a one-take film that lasts as long as the attack did in real life, and that gives a you another perspective on how long it took for the help to come.

I just wanted the movie to end after a little while to be honest, because the movie just really struck me and it got too real at times. This is not a movie I would recommend to everyone. If you want to watch it, just remember that this all happened for real. You might not be as tough as you think, I know I was certainly wrong about that. If you were there or have experienced something like that before, I would not recommend you seeing it, but of course you should decide that for yourself. Don´t get me wrong, this is a really good reminder of what happened 7 years ago and how it all went down, and I totally understand why this movie was made, but there is no way for me to say that this movie didn´t make me feel bad. It made me feel like shit, and nauseous all at once.

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