The Attack


55 min. and 93 min.

In 2015, 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.



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

  • Format

    Feature and 55 min.

  • Release