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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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Credited cast:
Hang Tran ... Victim
Kristoffer Joner ... Kristian Eikjord
Ane Dahl Torp ... Idun Karlsen
Jonas Hoff Oftebro Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Sondre Eikjord
Kathrine Thorborg Johansen Kathrine Thorborg Johansen ... Marit Lindblom
Edith Haagenrud-Sande Edith Haagenrud-Sande ... Julia Eikjord
Ravdeep Singh Bajwa ... Resepsjonist
Stig R. Amdam Stig R. Amdam ... Johannes Løberg
Ingvild Haugstad Ingvild Haugstad ... Ingrid
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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Norway

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Norwegian

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Skælvet See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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NOK 52,100,000 (estimated)
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Fantefilm See more »
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Sequel to The Wave. See more »

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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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