In the new featurette for 22 July, filmmaker Paul Greengrass and the cast of the film discuss why this was a story that needed to be told.
A local story with a global message, 22 July is a film that shows how a nation picks itself up in the aftermath of a tragedy.
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 a 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.