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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

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Siv Rajendram Eliassen (screenplay), Anna Bache-Wiig (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,738,618
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The film is based on the Utøya summer camp massacre that took place on 22 July 2011 and was shot in one single take in real time. See more »

Quotes

Kaja: I need to find my sister...
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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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Authentic description of a terrible attack
20 February 2018 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

Excellent and disturbing description of the attacks on Norway students on the island Utoya in July 2011. The film is told out of the perspective of a fictional victim of the attack and follows the circumstances and 72 minute crisis in real time. The magic of the film is that its done as a one-shot piece . The camera hectically follows the victims. This gives you the impression to be in the middle of everything and offers the film a very authentic touch. You really feel like you are in the middle of everything and just like those students captured on the island. The film works because it portrays fear with its deepest core. The characters more and more become hopeless and so does the audience. You never know where the attacker is you never know who his next victims will be. The acting is very good, especially by the lead actress Andrea Berentzen who brilliantly portrays Kaja. The characters are fictional but they are based on the true stories of the survivors. It is creepy, it is moving and it is often hard to watch. One person in the cinema fainted. But its an important film because it brings back the memories of this terrible and sick happening. Absolutely worth to see.


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