(Above: Scene from ’22 July’)
In 2006, director Paul Greengrass was nominated for an Oscar for his film about the 9/11 hijacking of United 93. He then received a Golden Globe nomination for his 2013 film Captain Phillips, the tale of the 2009 hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates.
Greengrass has dramatized yet another true terrorist incident in 22 July, which premieres tomorrow, October 10, in theaters as well as on Netflix.
The film, which Greengrass also wrote and co-produced, tells the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack on July 22, 2011 when 77 people were killed by a right-wing extremist in a car bombing and subsequent mass shooting.
Clocking in at just under two-and-a-half hours, 22 July “looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway’s political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case,” per IMDB’s synopsis. The movie has a Norwegian cast, but is in English.
22 July is based on a book, One of Us: The Story of an Attack in Norway – and Its Aftermath, by Åsne Seierstad.
Netflix subscribers can stream the movie starting tomorrow at netflix.com/22july.
Another drama, focusing more on the terrorist attacks themselves, came out earlier this year in Norway.
U – July 22 is not yet available in the US, but here’s a trailer:
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