Reconstruction Utøya

Carl Javér, Sweden, 2018

94 min.Documentary

Six years after the terrorist attack, four survivors from Utøya meet in northern Norway to remember and share their experiences of what happened. They are joined by twelve young Norwegians who want to help and understand. A psychologist is involved throughout the entire project. Together, in a film studio, they reconstruct the survivors’ memories of what happened on Utøya. The survivors tell their story for their own sake, but also for ours. For the present, but also for the future.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Rekonstruktion Utøya
Danish title Rekonstruktion Utøya
Other titles Reconstruction Utøya
Keywords Norway, Terrorism, Homicide, Young people, Fear, Traumas, 2010-2019
Director Carl Javér
Screenplay Carl Javér, Fredrik Lange
Producer Fredrik Lange
Director of Photography Henrik Ipsen
Editor Peter Winther, Carl Javér
Sound Rune Hansen
Composer Kjetil Schjander-Luhr
Appearances Jenny Andersen, Rakel Mortensdatter Birkeli, Torje Hansen, Mohammed Saleh
Production country Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Production companies Vilda Bomben AB
Domestic distribution Camera Film
Danish theatrical release 29.11.2018
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies Vilda Bomben AB
Co-producer Polarfox, FilmCamp, Made in Copenhagen, Film i Väst
With support from Svenska Filminstitutet, Norsk Filminstitutt, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Nordnorsk Filmcenter, Eurimages, Fritt Ord, Göteborg Stad, RCS Films, SpareBank 1
In collaboration with SVT, NRK, DR
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction Carl Javér


Screenplay Carl Javér
Screenplay Fredrik Lange


Producer Fredrik Lange
Co-producer Svein Andersen
Co-producer John Arvid Berger
Co-producer Ami Ekström
Co-producer Helle Faber
Co-producer Kjetil Jensberg
Production manager Luna Jansen
Production manager Carina Åkerlund
Technical supervisor Adam Bendixen


Cinematographer Henrik Ipsen

Electrical dept.

Best boy Aslak Lytthans


Editor Peter Winther
Editor Carl Javér
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen
Editing supervisor Maya Hawke


Composer Kjetil Schjander-Luhr


Sound designer Rune Hansen


Appearance Jenny Andersen
Appearance Rakel Mortensdatter Birkeli
Appearance Torje Hansen
Appearance Mohammed Saleh

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