Netflix has released the first trailer for director Paul Greengrass‘ first movie for the streaming service, 22 July. The film retells the true story of a terrorist attack that occurred in 2011 in Oslo that left 77 dead. A far-right extremist detonated a car bomb before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teenagers.
The film reportedly “uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country’s path to healing and reconciliation”. This is familiar ground for Greengrass, who has previously covered true stories of terrorist acts in United 93 and Captain Phillips. He also made a name for himself as an action-thriller director with the Jason Bourne series.
The trailer is naturally uncomfortable and looks like typical Greengrass fare. If you’re not a fan of his typical handheld shakycam technique, it might be best to stay away from this one, but it will be interesting to see how he tackles another real life terrorist attack in the contemporary climate.
The film was screened last week at the Venice Film Festival and got a good reception, with critics praising Greengrass’ return to the docu-drama thrillers that helped make him a director of note in the 2000s. 22 July arrives on Netflix Friday, October 19.