- 2hr 23m
- 2hr 23m
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Movie Info & Cast
- Anders Danielsen Lie
- Lars Arentz-Hansen
- Jonas Strand Gravli
- Seda Witt
- Anneke von der Lippe
- Joakim Skarli
Did You Know?
- A dramatization about the attacks and the aftermath of the catastrophe committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway, July 22nd, 2011. Filming is expected to start in Fall 2017.
- At the 12th minute we can see Breivik dressed as a cop getting in a grey Fiat Doblo van parked behind a grey Suzuki Vitara, the new model that was released and sold only starting with 2015. The action was set in 2011.
- Judge Wenche Arntzen: Can you tell us what happened to you on Utøya, Viljar?
- Viljar: But of course it's not that simple. I... I have a fragment of his bullet lodged in my brain that could kill me at any time. And I don't look like the person I used to anymore, I... My body, it's... it's broken. And the worst is that he... he killed Anders and Simon, my best friends. Stopping them from making their mark on the world, and... and they would have made it a better place. And I... I miss them every day. I'm sorry, I... I didn't... I didn't want to cry. I so much didn't want to cry in front of him. I... I wanted to stay strong. Because I do this for them. So they will not be forgotten. And when you shot them and left me alone on the beach, I didn't know if I was living or dying. And I've been stuck there ever since. But now... I realize that I got a choice. Because I still have a family... and friends... and memories. Dreams. Hope. And love. And he doesn't. He's... completely alone. And he's going to rot there in prison, whereas I... I survived. And I choose to live.
- Viljar: Yes.
- [has a flashback in his head]
- Viljar: He tried to... he tried to kill me. I remember... seeing him... and then running away... trying to find somewhere to hide, and protecting my little brother. I remember being shot. Five times. When I was lying on the beach, I was... all alone. In a kind of pain I couldn't imagine.
- Judge Wenche Arntzen: But now you are here.
- Viljar: But everything's different. I've had to relearn how to use my body. Learn how to walk again. How to feed myself again. I have little use of my left arm, and I'm... I'm blind on one eye. But that's, uh... that's a relief.
- Judge Wenche Arntzen: A relief. How do you mean?
- [laughs shakily]
- Viljar: A relief, in a way that at least now I don't have to look at him.
- [some of the people in the audience laugh briefly]
Atom User Reviews
As moving as the families’ recoveries can be, and as earnest as Greengrass is at trying to honor their stories, there is an undeniable waft of the familiar in his dramatization of their difficulties. Greengrass hasn’t found a new spin on this sort of material. You admire the resilience, but I’m not sure Greengrass makes you feel it.
It's both a pulse-pounding depiction of the deadly attacks that shook Norway in 2011 and a sober investigation of the aftermath, evolving into a gripping courtroom drama and a tremendously emotional personal account of one family's struggle to move on.
As with his United 93 and Captain Phillips, filmmaker Paul Greengrass has taken a horrifying true story and brought sober perspective to it — in the case of 22 July, suggesting that a community’s response to terror can be as critical to a democracy as the attacks themselves.