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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.


Roar Uthaug
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Joner ... Kristian Eikjord
Ane Dahl Torp ... Idun Karlsen
Jonas Hoff Oftebro Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Sondre
Edith Haagenrud-Sande Edith Haagenrud-Sande ... Julia
Fridtjov Såheim ... Arvid Øvrebø
Laila Goody Laila Goody ... Margot Valldal
Arthur Berning ... Jacob Vikra
Herman Bernhoft Herman Bernhoft ... Georg
Eili Harboe ... Vibeke
Silje Breivik ... Anna
Håkon Moe Håkon Moe ... Thomas
Tyra Holmen Tyra Holmen ... Teresa
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Phillip
Mette Agnete Horn Mette Agnete Horn ... Maria (as Mette Horn)
Lado Hadzic ... Bussjåfør


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It was only a matter of time. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]




Norwegian | English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wave See more »


Box Office


NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,321, 6 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$176,637, 1 May 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos


Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A No.1 box office smash in Norway, it became the most successful movie of the year 2015 there. See more »


The father and daughter are shown getting into the jeep. A shot from the right shows the daughter entering the car. Next shot from the left shows the daughter sitting down in the passenger seat. The next shot shows the father entering the car and the passenger seat is empty. See more »


Idun Karlsen: Ten... Ten minutes.
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Followed by Skjelvet (2018) See more »


Original Music composed by Magnus Beite
Vocals by Melissa R. Kaplan)
Performed by Stavanger Symfoniorkester
Orchestrator: Aiko Fukushima
Cello: Sigrun Eng
Guitar: Bernt Rune Stray
Norwegian flute, accordion, saxophone: Hans Frederik Jacobsen
(P) 2015 Fantefilm AS
© 2015 Grappa Musikkforlag AS
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Engaging and enjoyable, start to finish.
3 February 2016 | by MysticFalls007See all my reviews

First of all i must say Noway is good at making movies. I have seen lot of there stuff and its always top notch and The wave is no exception. Although there is lot of disaster movies around but not quite often you such and engaging movie which keeps your interest from start to finish. Story is simple but the way director execute it man just awesome. All the lead character was good in movie but Kristen steal the show completely. such a powerful performance by him. Story revolves around a small Norwegian town, which got hit by tsunami and aftermath of it. Gfx was also good although a bit more destruction would add more plus to the movie bottom line is if you are fan of disasters movies or not it should be on your watch list.

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