The Attack

Documentary

Five years ago, Denmark was afflicted by terrorism when 22-year-old Omar el-Hussein, inspired by the attack on Charlie Hebdo, attacked the community centre Krudttønden and Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue and killed two people.

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The Attack

The Attack

The Danish people were shaken and the country changed. What made a human being commit an inhuman act? Could the tragedy have been prevented? Questions that the affected are contemplating. In the film, we meet the people who knew Omar el-Hussein best for the first time, and with new witnesses, confidential documents, police photographs and video surveillance footage, the film describes the harrowing course of events that led to the attack.

Director Nils Giversen
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Produced by Final Cut For Real ApS
Duration 55' and feature
Release 2020
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