In the hands of Hollywood types, this film would be filled with agonized melodrama, political statements and emotional explosions. Instead, we get a finely-wrought portrayal of the massacre, giving us an unflinching, mostly unsentimental portrait of one young man who shows us the pain, without maudlin overreaching, of being a survivor of a mass shooting. While the victims are all competently portrayed by reliable Norwegian actors, the politicians are presented in a less-flattering light. One notable performance is that of Jon ?igarden, who plays the the terrorist's lawyer. Eschewing his wild turn as a crazy chieftain in the funny "Norsemen" series, ?igarden makes an about turn, playing it straight, adding to a solid cast. Kudos to Paul Greengrass for holding back when needed and keeping the action rolling without much lag.
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22 July (2018)
22 July is a movie starring Jonas Strand Gravli, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Jon ?igarden. A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the...
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In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Ut?ya Island outside of Oslo. A three-part story. About the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.
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Taut, understated exploration of the horrors of the Norway massacre.Reviewed bymsghallVote: 8/10
July 22, rather than being a film about just the terror attack itself, spends most of its screentime on its consequences. Due to such a misleading title I can't say that the film met my expectations, though it still being a remarkable work.
We know Greengrass for directing excellent action-thrillers based on actual events (other than three Bourne films): United 93, Captain Phillips and Bloody Sunday are all accounts set in narrow time frames, that focus mainly on the action and have a documentaristic style.
When I first heard of '22 July', I thought it would be another action-thriller, focusing mostly or esclusively on the attack itself. The title seemed to suggest this too. I particularly liked United 93, so I really hoped for this film to follow that style. When, at the 30 minutes mark, the part focusing on the actual attack ended, I felt a bit disappointed.
Around three quarters of the film focus on the aftermath of the event, probably to differentiate it from another film being released this year that is also about the 22 July terrorist attack, but focuses solely on the events that occured on the island. This choice allows however some depth to the film, and introduces some deeper political subthemes that an action-thriller film would have not been able to tackle.A central theme of the movie, for instance, is right-wing extremism, a very actual topic in Europe and western society of nowadays.
The entire film is composed by two parallel narratives, one focusing on the perpetrator and the other on one of the victims. The two narratives have two meeting points, when the two characters they're focused on meet for the first time, and towards the end of the film. The parallelism is very strong in most of the scenes of the film, another remarkable aspect.
I particularly appreciated the choice of using norvegian actors for all the roles, an element that added realism. The actor portraying the terrorist did a particularly good performance.
So, don't expect to watch a thriller, but rather a "based on real events" film directed by maybe the best living filmmaker that had a past in war-reporting journalism.
These events took place in 2011, yet you can see a lot of cars produced much recently. the most upsetting is knowing this is in 2011 and the guys having Iphone 5s that was producest 1-2 years after, I mean the lack of atention to details makes it a disapointment