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Juan José Campanella
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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