Running Time: 98 Minutes | Genre: Crime
Director: Erik Poppe
Producer: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae
Starring: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Brede Fristad, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne, Sorosh Sadat, Ada Eide
BBFCinsight: Sustained strong threat, injury detail
Synopsis: This screening is part of DISTILLED – a programme of the best in Art House, documentary, vintage and foreign language films.
On July 22nd 2011, more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we get to know Kaja (18) and her friends. The movie starts when the youngsters, shocked by the bombing in Oslo, are reassuring their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard. We then follow Kaja as she tries to survive – minute by minute.
Single take film shot in real time, from victims’ perspective during the mass teen shootings in Norway in 2011.