Utøya - July 22

Utøya 22. Juli

93 mins
8.2 / 10 (1290)


On 22 July 2011, a Government building in Oslo is bombed by a terrorist. Unaware that the perpetrator is headed their way, youngsters in a summer camp in Utøya island reassure their relatives that they are far away from the incident. Suddenly, the safe atmosphere is shattered when shots are heard.

MUBI's take

Playing out in a single, unbroken take, Utøya – July 22 stages a visceral reenactment of the 2011 terrorist attack on a children’s summer camp. Following the film’s fictional protagonist for every one of its 93 minutes, director Erik Poppe’s reckoning with atrocity possesses a devastating immediacy.