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The Wave (2015)

Bølgen (original title)
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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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7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

It was only a matter of time. See more »

Genres:

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]

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:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Idun Karlsen: Ten... Ten minutes.
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Features Cold Prey (2006) See more »

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Splitter Pine
Performed by Dum Dum Boys (as Dumdum Boys)
Written by Kjartan Kristiansen
(P) 1989 Sony Music Entertainment Norway AS
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What a rush! The Wave gives the audience everything they hope for when encountering a natural disaster! Thrill, suspense, fear, terror!
21 March 2016 | by jamieleeackermanSee all my reviews

What a rush! The Wave gives the audience everything they hope for when encountering a natural disaster! Thrill, suspense, fear, terror! Norwegian director Roar Uthaug did an excellent job setting the tone of the film, somewhat of a 'calm before the storm' feel which is exactly what this type of film needs! The film follows a Norwegian geologist, played by Kristoffer Joner, and his family as they fight for survival as their hometown encounters a massive landslide that causes a 250-foot tidal wave. Roar Uthuag did an incredible job creating emotions in the characters, the fear, the pain. The audience goes on a journey with the characters and feel as if they are in a dire situation also. The cinematography and the sound make you feel as if you are actually there, with the world crumbling around you. This film was incredibly done with the writing, directing and special effects. If you love films that take you along for the ride, this is the film to see!


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