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The Quake (2018)

Skjelvet (original title)
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In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Joner ... Kristian Eikjord
Ane Dahl Torp ... Idun Karlsen
Edith Haagenrud-Sande ... Julia Eikjord
Kathrine Thorborg Johansen ... Marit Lindblom
Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Sondre Eikjord
Stig R. Amdam Stig R. Amdam ... Johannes Løberg (as Stig Amdam)
Catrin Sagen Catrin Sagen ... Vilde
Per Frisch Per Frisch ... Konrad Lindblom
Hanna Skogstad Hanna Skogstad ... Mia
Runar Døving Runar Døving ... Professor
Agnes Bryhn Røysamb Agnes Bryhn Røysamb ... Agnes
David Kosek David Kosek ... Kokken Vidar
Fredrik Skavlan ... Skavlan
Ravdeep Singh Bajwa ... Resepsjonist
Ingvild Haugstad Ingvild Haugstad ... Ingrid (as Ingvild Haugstad Gundersen)


In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Wave was only the beginning.


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril and destruction, injury images, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terremoto See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway


Box Office


NOK52,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,256, 16 December 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fantefilm See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sequel to The Wave (2015). See more »


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User Reviews

An emotional triumph
1 September 2018 | by Bml-93See all my reviews

THE QUAKE is surprisingly good. A Norwegian disaster movie and special effects extravaganza that actually understands that its characters are far more important than the spectacle of its action and effects. THE QUAKE is by all means an intense nail-biter when it comes to the action - and it is frightening to see Oslo destroyed, but the real drama in THE QUAKE comes from the main character and his struggles with the aftermath of the events that occurred in THE WAVE (yes, this is a sequel) and how that has affected his relationship to his family. It's just damn solid character development and it is at times emotionally devastating.

That THE QUAKE so successfully manages to be an emotionally engaging character drama makes the whole film so much more interesting. There's been made a countless number of disaster movies already, but so many of them fails to properly invest enough time into their own characters. Reducing them to nothing more than pawns to place the visual effects around and to be sacrificed without much thought. The fact that we're so emotionally invested in the lead character and his family gives this film a lot of stakes. We genuinely fear for them. We care about them. We want them to get out safely. It makes THE QUAKE so much more intense and entertaining to watch.

There are certain flaws present - such as minor plot points that slightly lacks some sort of resolution. This is however not a big deal, as THE QUAKE is an intense, well-shot disaster movie that manages to be emotionally engaging and beautiful in its human drama.

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