“Utoya 22 July”, a feature film by the Norwegian director Erik Poppe about the murderous raid of Anders Behring Breivik on 22 July 2011 in Oslo and the island Utoya, is included in the competitieluik of the Berlinale, the Berlin film festival.
Poppe showed last year know that the film will tell what on 22 July 2011 on the island of Utøya happened. Breivik shot that day 69 mostly young people to death at a summer camp of the youth organization of the Party (AUF). Earlier in the day he left in Oslo a bomauto explode in Oslo. In total, 77 people were killed. For those facts was Breivik in 2012 to 21 years in prison with posting sentenced.
The pictures were not on Utoya. Also interpret the characters are not real people.
The relatives of the victims and AUF responded with reservations on the announcement. “The film, makes me shudder, but at the same time, I understand that the story told must be”, said AUF leader Mani Hussaini on NRK.
Erik Poppe is mostly known for “The King’s Choice” and “A Thousand Times Goodnight”.
The Berlinale runs this year from 15 to 25 February. Nineteen candidates vied for the Golden Bear. Of the Belgians is not the case.