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Tunnelen (2019)

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thorbjørn Harr ... Stein
Ylva Fuglerud Ylva Fuglerud ... Elise (as Ylva Lyng Fuglerud)
Lisa Carlehed ... Ingrid
Mikkel Bratt Silset ... Ivar
Peter Førde ... Kurt
Daniel Alexander Skadal Daniel Alexander Skadal ... Rafa
Per Egil Aske ... Christian
Tor Christian Bleikli Tor Christian Bleikli ... Håkon
Jan Gunnar Røise ... Gunnar
William Øksnevad William Øksnevad ... Ravn
Ingrid Anne Yttri Ingrid Anne Yttri ... Laila
Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes ... Andrea
Sigurd Sele Sigurd Sele ... Tom
Igor Necemer Igor Necemer ... Anatol
Marit Røste Marit Røste ... Randi
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When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.

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The tunnel in the movie, "Storfjelltunnelen", was 9 km in length. The actual tunnel used in the scenes where the fire department enters the tunnel is Ospelitunnelen (2549 meters). See more »


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Norwegian Hollywood-style drama with same political correctness propaganda
6 May 2020 | by vikpkSee all my reviews

My first attempt reviewing this flick did not register. Hopefully it was not freedom of speech issue, but knowing the amount of progressive activists keeping the ether clear of "hate speech" are out there I am suspecting that the re-education thought police might have been involved. Years ago I posted a review of a movie where I sincerely asked the question (rhetorical) when will Hollywood stop using the name of Jesus as a curse word but use instead Mohammad or Buddha. They posted it only with Buddha. Imagine the nerve!

To the point.

Here is the brief version: a cliche plot with undeveloped characters. A lot of political correctness of the most obvious and preachy type weaved into the plot. Along with our main heroes you have the strange genderless individual who is refused a hitch hike by the truckers, but is sensitive against any violence; you have the loud and somewhat clueless foreign trucker; we are also expected to applaud the big, fat young woman in a reflector vest who almost beats up a father for being rude to his young son; and the implication that people with disabilities are more sensitive than the rest of the population (at least I read it that way). Only the foreign migrants seemed to not fit the multicultural bill: described as inarticulate and selfish victims of the events in the movie, thinking primarily of themselves.

The drama and acting in the movie are bearable. But the class struggle and unashamed "wokeness" was too much.

Not entirely boring but not worth the time if you have anything better to do.

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25 December 2019 (Norway) See more »

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