UTØYA 22. JULI

Norway 2018

Synopsis

On 22 July 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends. The movie starts when the youngsters, shocked by the bombing in Oslo, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive – minute by minute.

Director's Biography

Born on 24 June 1960, Erik Poppe is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer.
Erik is regarded as one of Europe's most experienced and compelling directors recognized for his work with actors and impeccably well-crafted multi-pronged narratives. His movies are often built around strong ensemble casts, sharp writing, impressive camera work and an uncanny knack for rhythm and music in the editing. During the last decade Poppe has become one of the most frequently awarded film directors from Scandinavia, showing the ability to hit both the critics as well as the audience, taking high admissions in domestic release. His Oslo Trilogy as well as A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT and THE KING'S CHOICE have been sold to territories world-wide.

Filmography:
2018 - PER FUGELLI – LAST PRESCRIPTION (Siste resept)
2018 - U - July 22 (Utøya)
2016 - THE KING ́S CHOICE (Kongens Nei)
2013 - THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT (Tusen Ganger God Natt)
2008 - TROUBLED WATER (deUSYNLIGE)
2004 - HAWAII, OSLO
1998 - BUNCH OF FIVE (SCHPAAA)





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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Erik Poppe

Written by : Siv Rajendram Eliassen, Anna Bache-Wiig

Produced by : Stein B. Kvae, Finn Gjerdrum

Director of Photography : Martin Otterbeck

Editor : Einar Egeland

Production Design : Harald Egede-Nissen

Costume Design : Christina Lovery, Rikke Simonsen

Hair & Make up Artist : Elizabeth Bukkehave

Sound Design : Gisle Tveito

Main Cast : Andrea Berntzen (Kaja)

Special Effects Supervisor: Kai Kiønig Bortne

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2018