We meet Kaja minutes before the first shot is fired by a right-wing extremist at the political summer camp on Utøya island on July 22nd 2011–soon to be the worst day in modern Norway’s history. In this first fictional film about the attack, we follow Kaja as she attempts to survive–minute by minute.
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This film was such a bad trip that only one month later I remembered to return here and rate it. I also read more about the killer and I think the story is so intriguing that we are going to have more than 2 films about it. I will watch the second one, too.
The decision to present this story in a real time on a single take (idk if it’s really a single take or not, but it looks like it is) is genius. But sometimes I feel like the script was over-dramatized (or maybe it’s not and I’m just a terrible person).
Still, the terror felt real and I believe this film was genuine, and was not made with some underhanded intention. I hope that all survivor found peace and happiness
Se valora cómo es que la película pretende dar una representación realista y cercana del acontecimiento desde la perspectiva de una de las víctimas. A diferencia de la versión de Paul Greengrass, quien asume múltiples perspectivas, y que por tanto comienza a profundizar los antecedentes, Poppe, por su lado, se las ingenia para dar una idea general sobre este acontecimiento trágico sin profundizar o dar rodeos.
It has been a long while since a film kept me this terrified and engaged. By allowing the film to unfold in real time, as one masterful long take with great child performances, you get the full horrific impact: the excruciating gravity of a real terror event. And I can’t understate this enough: it does all of this without even accidentally (through the vagaries of film language) dignifying the gunman.
This compelling, incredibly upsetting and at times almost unwatchable account seen entirely from the perspective of one victim, respects those killed, injured and traumatised and is a salutary reminder for everyone about the true horror of a massacre and the increasing threat of obsessive, bigoted hatred. On the very day that I saw the film, an anti-semite entered a synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people.
Difficult to watch as one would expect, such story couldn't be told lightly. Wasn't as suble as one could expect, but it was told well enough to fully captivate and you couldn't take a breather. Very intense.