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The first trailer for ’22 July’ has been released

The first trailer for Paul Greengrass’ new film 22 July has been released.

22 July follows the events surrounding the Norwegian terrorist attack in 2011, where Anders Breivik set off a bomb in downtown Oslo followed by a shooting on Utøya, where a youth camp was taking place. The synopsis is as follows:

“In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utøya Island outside of Oslo. A three-part story. About the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.”

Anders Danielsen Lie stars as Anders Breivik.

Earlier this year, Norwegian director Erik Poppe released his own film about the events called U-July 22. The film was shot in one take and relied heavily on the accounts from the survivors.

You can watch the trailer for 22 July below. The film follows more on the aftermath than the Norwegian version – the Norwegian version takes place entirely on the island. The Greengrass version also uses Norwegian actors speaking in English, which is a unique when you think about films like The Snowman, where the ‘Scandinavian’ characters speak with British accents.

What do you think about the film being released?

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.