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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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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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Details

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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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 »

Quotes

Idun Karlsen: Ten... Ten minutes.
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Soundtracks

Rescue Action
Arranged by Johannes Ringen
Composed by Magnus Beite & Johannes Ringen
(P) 2015 Fantefilm AS
© 2015 Grappa Musikkforlag AS
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A simple and yet superb disaster movie
13 December 2015 | by tecnogamingSee all my reviews

What does it take to make a good disaster movie? Good F/X?, Complex storyline?, intricate scenes?, massive destruction?... nothing of the sort.

Good buildup and nice character development, that's it.

That's what this movie is all about. A simple story, yet, very powerful in the way it was made.

From the first 10 minutes you'll get the point, this is gonna be a movie focused on our characters, this are people living a simple life, yet, full of good intentions and surrounded by good company in a small town with an incredible scenery and this is gonna be a movie about them, having to deal with a disaster none expects. The disaster it's there as a test to their resolve, not as the main attraction of the movie, be aware of that before watching it.

The story unfolds at slow pace but with impeccable character development and directing, to match this we have a superb soundtrack that it's not excessive nor subtle and always, to the point.

Our main hero is very lovable and yet, honest and simple. If you're expecting a super-hero like San Andreas, you'll be sorely disappointed, yet, if you think what would you do if a massive wave hits your town, you will feel identified with our main lead here.

I love disaster movies and this is one of them, It never lost my interest. The movie ends as it starts, simple and yet, highly enjoyable due to being superbly directed through and through.

If you're fond of disaster movies which puts their characters in the first place, without super excessive heroic scenes and a believable script, you must see this one, you'll be surprised.

This IS the anti-Hollywood of disaster movies, thanks good for that!


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