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Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

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Kristian Eikjord
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Idun Karlsen
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Sondre
Edith Haagenrud-Sande ...
Julia
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Arvid Øvrebø
Laila Goody ...
Margot Valldal
Arthur Berning ...
Jacob Vikra
Herman Bernhoft ...
Georg
Eili Harboe ...
Vibeke
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Anna
Håkon Moe ...
Thomas
Tyra Holmen ...
Teresa
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Phillip
Mette Agnete Horn ...
Maria (as Mette Horn)
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Based on the fact that mountain pass Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will fall out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Greenland. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins. Written by Fredrik Rønningen

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It was only a matter of time. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some language and disaster images | See all certifications »

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28 August 2015 (Norway)  »

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La última ola  »

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NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,321 (USA) (4 March 2016)

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$176,637 (USA) (29 April 2016)
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Sold over 141.000 tickets in Norway on the first weekend of release, the 3rd best result ever for a Norwegian film.[2015] See more »

Goofs

When Kristian goes to the fuel station, he picks up the diesel pump even though the car is (according to the badging) a Jeep Cherokee 4.0, running on petrol. He should've used a green petrol pump instead of the black diesel pump. See more »

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The song Sondre is listening to on his headphones in the basement of the hotel is "Bonus" by Heemugen & Tiki. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Rising Water
Arranged by Johannes Ringen
Composed by Magnus Beite & Johannes Ringen
(P) 2015 Fantefilm AS
© 2015 Grappa Musikkforlag AS
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A very pleasant surprise
14 December 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is absolutely one of the best movies I've seen this year, and one of the all time most thrilling movies I've ever seen. I literally found myself gasping for air during curtain parts - feeling my gut contracting from sheer anxiety when the wave hits. The acting was solid, the story arch a bit slow but solid, visually stunning and completely emotionally devastating. I was more scared watching this movie, than I have ever been watching something that is intentionally scary.

I have a bit of a weak spot for catastrophe movies, but I can't recall ever seeing anything within the genre that was half as good as this.

Beyond the slightly cheesy ending, I think this is a masterpiece.


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