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Terror as entertainment?

Hotel Mumbai
Regissør: Anthony Maras
(Australia, USA, India)

TERROR ON MOVIE / The film about the terrorist attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai highlights the challenges of making feature films about these types of events.

Fiction movies
based on terrorist attacks and other brutal events from reality is nothing
new. Last year, however, this was brought up in a very unpleasant context
here in Norway, when the first two feature films on July 22 were released. One of these
was directed by British Paul Greengrass, who in addition to excelling
as Jason Bourne director has almost created school for this type of portrayal
with movies like Bloody Sunday og United 93.

Greengrass has probably been one
source of inspiration for Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras'
feature film debut Hotel Mumbai, which depicts the terrorist attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. One
group of armed terrorists from the militant Islamist organization
Lashkar-e-Taiba arrived via rubber boats and attacked various targets in the city, including
central station and that. . .

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Aleksander Huser
Huser is a regular film critic in Ny Tid.

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