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The Wave

The Wave
  • 2016
  • Norway
  • Directed by: Roar Uthaug
  • Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Eili Harboe

When part of a mountain in a Norwegian fjord slides into the water, a village is threatened with tsunami, but luckily there's a hunky geologist on hand to simultaneously understand what's going on and be emperilled by it. Despite clunky plotting, some powerful performances, expert cinematography and masterful CGI make Scandinavia's first disaster movie quite stunning.

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The Wave

8 Aug 20163 stars

Incredible effects and powerful performances make Scandinavia's first disaster movie an unmissable event

As cinematic disaster movies go, The Wave is both visually stunning and narratively familiar. With the collapse of a mountain range above a beautiful, narrow Norwegian fjord (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, no less), it creates an 80-foot tsunami that…

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