Following on from the likes of Bloody Sunday, United 93 and Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass once again takes his kinetic visual style to a real life tale in 22 July. The film follows the events which unfolded in Norway on 22 July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack.
You can tell from Greengrass’ past films that the attack sequence will be tense as hell – but will the rest of the film be a little too…noble?
In 22 July, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips, United 93) tells the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 July uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country’s path to healing and reconciliation.
Written and Directed by Paul Greengrass, 22 July is based upon the book “One of Us: The Story of an Attack in Norway – and Its Aftermath” by Åsne Seierstad. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, P.G.A., Paul Greengrass, P.G.A., Gregory Goodman, P.G.A., and Eli Bush, P.G.A., and stars Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Jonas Strand Gravli, Maria Bock, Thorbjørn Harr, Ola G. Furuseth, Seda Witt, Isak Bakli Aglen.
22 July drops on Netflix on Wednesday 10 October 2018.