Wrong Time Wrong Place

  • John Appel
  • Netherlands
  • 2012
  • 80 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary
On 22 July 2011, a bomb attack in the centre of Oslo and a shooting spree on the island Utoya took the lives of 77 people. It was the senseless, brutal act of one man: Anders Breivik.
 Wrong Time, Wrong Place tells the story of 5 individuals who were present then and shows the role of coincidence in this tragedy. A sequence of small, trivial happenings marks the thin line between life and death. Two minutes earlier or later can be of decisive importance.
Wrong Time, Wrong Place is a film about the bargain with fate. However much one tries to influence fate, in the end coincidence calls the shots.


  • 80 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Iranian, English, Georgian, Norwegian
  • Subtitles in: English
John Appel
Carmen Cobos for Cobos Films
Executive producer
Kees Rijninks for Ryninks Films Consultancy BV
Erik van Empel
Mario Steenbergen

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

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