Paul Greengrass is one of the most gripping directors when it comes to making movies about modern historical tragedies. From “Bloody Sunday” to “United 93” and “Captain Phillips,” the filmmaker recreates harrowing situations with a precision that honors his subjects and brings to life their grueling experiences. Greengrass is operating in this mode once again for Netflix’s “22 July.”
“22 July” retells the story of the 2011 Norway attacks, in which far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed eight people by detonating a van bomb in Oslo and shot 69 campers attending the Workers’ Youth League (AUF) on the island of Utøya. The event was Norway’s deadliest attack since World War II. “Oslo, 31 August” and “Personal Shopper” actor Anders Danielsen Lie stars as Breivik.
Netflix will release “22 July” on its streaming platform and in select theaters October 10. Watch the trailer below. The film is world premiering in competition at the 2018 Venice Film Festival this week.