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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kristian Eikjord
... Idun Karlsen
Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Sondre
Edith Haagenrud-Sande ... Julia
... Arvid Øvrebø
Laila Goody ... Margot Valldal
... Jacob Vikra
Herman Bernhoft ... Georg
... Vibeke
... Anna
Håkon Moe ... Thomas
Tyra Holmen ... Teresa
... Phillip
Mette Agnete Horn ... Maria (as Mette Horn)
... 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 »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]




Release Date:

28 August 2015 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Wave  »


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's basic premise is not fictional. The mountain is in constant motion and will fall, sooner or later. Director Roar Uthaug: "This will actually happen there one day. There is this crack in the mountainside out in the fjord, and it keeps expanding each year and at some point it will cause a huge rockslide into the fjord and they will have 10 minutes before the wave reaches Geiranger. So we wanted to stay true to the facts - to what geologists think will be the facts one day." [2016] 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 »


Kristian Eikjord: Margot? Sound the alarm.
Margot Valldal: But...
Arvid Øvrebø: Margot! Go to red! Go to red! Margot, sound the alarm!
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References The Shining (1980) 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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6.5! Decent :)
28 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

The movie is about a geologist that discovers some weird activity in the mountains in Åkneset (Norway) They discover that unless they evacuate the whole city in time, a piece of the mountain will fall into the water and create a monster wave of 80m that will crush everything in its path. So now the geologist played by Kristoffer Joner is doing everything in his power to save his family and his beloved small town.

Short review. Great special effect, good score, good acting. Predictable script and lacks depth, but is still good enough entertainment for the whole family :) There is nothing revolutionary or new about this, but hey! Isn't it always pleasurable when things are done right?

Ps, it's also interesting that this is actually something that has happened before and might happen again!

Final thoughts...GO CHECK IT OUT!

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