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The Wave (2015)

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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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Roar Uthaug
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Joner ... Kristian Eikjord
Ane Dahl Torp ... Idun Karlsen
Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Sondre
Edith Haagenrud-Sande ... Julia
Fridtjov Såheim ... Arvid Øvrebø
Laila Goody Laila Goody ... Margot Valldal
Arthur Berning ... Jacob Vikra
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
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Storyline

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 has happened before. It will happen again. See more »

Genres:

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]

Country:

Norway | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wave See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,321, 6 March 2016

Gross USA:

$177,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,975,143
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Norway's official entry for the 'Best Foreign-Language Film' category at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016. See more »

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The film takes place in late May when they travel to Åkra, in late summer August traveling by helicopter in the mountain, in June when they return. See more »

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

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Rhythm De Light
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A gripping movie.
13 September 2016 | by llawrance1972See all my reviews

I would prefer to give this 7.5! This gripping action movie uses real life events, future and past to create a dynamic movie with believable and fully fleshed characters. The set-up is simple, a beautiful village set on a Norwegian fjord will at some point become victim the mountain partially collapsing which will lead to a catastrophic tsunami. This film follows one of the scientists, and his family, who has been monitoring the mountain as this happens. The effects are excellent, the dialogue interesting (especially the science of the mountain) and the characterisation good as we see the varying groups of people react too and be consumed by 'The Wave'. I was aching for the resolution and found the film a satisfying if slightly salutary exploration of what is likely to occur. The actors conveyed the shock, awe, and fear of what occurs and I cared about all the characters. An very worthwhile production, it's just a shame that so few cinemas in UK showed this film as it must have been incredible on the big screen.


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