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TrustNordisk closes more deals on Erik Poppe's 'U-July 22' (exclusive)

TrustNordisk closes more deals on Erik Poppe's 'U-July 22' (exclusive)

Berlin’s most-talked about title heading to Germany/Austria, Benelux and Poland.

TrustNordisk has added more sales on Berlin’s most-talked-about title, Erik Poppe’s U-July 22.

The latest deals on the Berlinale Competition title include to Germany/Austria (Weltkino); Benelux (September Film); Poland (Aurora); Greece (Feelgood); and Baltics (Estin).

As previously reported, the film has also sold to Latin America (California), China (Hgc), Korea (Cinema de Manon), Hungary (Vertiog), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Film Europe) and Portugal (Alambique).

Poppe’s story is set on July 22, 2011, when 500 youths were at a youth Labour summer camp on Utoya island outside Oslo, where they were attacked by terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.

Poppe very much wanted to avoid focusing on Breivik – in the film he is not named and just glimpsed as a passing figure – as he wanted to tell the story from the point of view of the youths.

The filmmaker asked actual survivors of the attack serving as consultants

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