July 22 (2018)

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Paul Greengrass directs Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli and Jon Øigarden in this recreation of the Utøya massacre and its aftermath for killer, victims and Norwegian politics.

Once the shock and horror of the actual attack is delivered in the first act (viciously explicit yet restrained in it editing and composition for the normally frenetic Greengrass) we are left with a whole lot of worthy handwringing and dull processing. Frustratingly the madman Breivik is the only character afforded any shading or personality. Everyone else comes across as basic stock and clinical in this lifeless extended epilogue.

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