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 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 Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes ... Andrea
Sigurd Sele Sigurd Sele ... Tom
Igor Necemer Igor Necemer ... Anatol
Marit Røste Marit Røste ... Randi


Families n people on their way home for Christmas are trapped inside a tunnel when a truck carrying gas crashes n explodes thereby causing the tunnel to be filled with hazardous smoke. A firefighter proceeds alone against his superiors' orders when he comes to know that his daughter too is stranded inside the dangerous tunnel. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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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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Predictable, but rather enjoyable nonetheless.
22 September 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon the 2019 Norwegian movie "Tunnelen" (aka "The Tunnel") by sheer random luck here in 2020. And given the last couple of years impressive disaster movies that have come from the Norwegian cinema, of course I had to sit down and watch "Tunnelen" as well.

First of all, I was surprised to see Thorbjørn Harr in the lead, and I will say that he definitely carried the role and the movie quite well with his performance.

"Tunnelen" was entertaining, for sure, however it did suffer a bit from being rather predictable. And that was a shame, because it slightly held the movie back from achieving further greatness. But worry not, I am not saying that "Tunnelen" is a bad or boring movie, far from it. Actually, I found the movie to be entertaining and enjoyable - just a shame that you knew exactly how the storyline would pan out from the very beginning.

The movie takes place mostly in a smoke-filled tunnel, so you don't get to see much of the majestic landscapes of my ancestral home Norway. However, I will say that, while the movie took place mostly in a dark and smoke-filled environment, then the cinematography and camera-work was really good, and it felt like you were right there in the chaos alongside with the actors.

"Tunnelen" had a good cast to fill out the various roles and characters, and they definitely contributed well to the overall enjoyment of the movie.

I am rating "Tunnelen" a solid six out of ten stars. It is quite well-worth sitting down to watch, and I can warmly recommend this movie.

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25 December 2019 (Norway) See more »

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