A feature documentary where four survivors from the Utøya terrorist attack in 2011 reconstruct their memories in a black box studio together with twelve young participants to share and remember their experiences.    



On July 22, 2011, a Norwegian right-wing terrorist detonated a bomb in the government quarters in Oslo, destroying several government office buildings. He then continued to the island of Utøya about 40 miles from the city where the annual Labour party youth camp took place. Dressed as a police officer, he killed 69 teenagers and wounded over a hundred in 72 minutes.   

How do we talk about the unspeakable?   

Six years after the attack Rakel, Mohammed, Jenny and Torje, all survivors of Utøya, gather in northern Norway to remember and to reconstruct what happened. To their help, they have a group of twelve participating young adults. The aim is to reconstruct and to remember how they managed to survive at Utøya during that massacre. With the help of the participants and white tape markings that depict the different locations relevant for each survivor, the 10,000 square feet black box studio becomes a memory room for the event at the island. When they start all the memories comes back.     

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Sweden
Co production country:
Norway
Denmark
Release date (national):
2018-10-19
Release date (international):
2018-10-19
Production company:
Vilda Bomben Film AB
Co production company:
Polarfox AS
FilmCamp as
Made in Copenhagen
Film i Väst
Producer:
Fredrik Lange
Co producer:
John Arvid Berger
Svein Andersen
Kjetil Jensberg
Helle Faber
Ami Ekström
Sales agent:
Cinephil - Distribution & Co-Productions

Crew

Director:
Carl Javér
Screenplay:
Carl Javér
Fredrik Lange
Cinematographer:
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Martin Otterbeck
Trude Berge Ottersen
Composer:
Kjetil Schjander Luhr

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
95'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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