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The Wave (2015)

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Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

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Roar Uthaug
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Joner ... Kristian Eikjord
Ane Dahl Torp ... Idun Karlsen
Jonas Hoff Oftebro ... Sondre
Edith Haagenrud-Sande ... Julia
Fridtjov Såheim ... Arvid Øvrebø
Laila Goody Laila Goody ... Margot Valldal
Arthur Berning ... Jacob Vikra
Herman Bernhoft ... Georg
Eili Harboe ... Vibeke
Silje Breivik ... Anna
Håkon Moe Håkon Moe ... Thomas
Tyra Holmen Tyra Holmen ... Teresa
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Phillip
Mette Agnete Horn Mette Agnete Horn ... Maria (as Mette Horn)
Lado Hadzic ... Bussjåfør
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Storyline

Based on the fact that mountain pass Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will fall out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Greenland. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins. Written by Fredrik Rønningen

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It has happened before. It will happen again. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and disaster images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Norway | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wave See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,321, 6 March 2016

Gross USA:

$177,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,975,143
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sold over 141.000 tickets in Norway on the first weekend of release, the 3rd best result ever for a Norwegian film.[2015] See more »

Goofs

When Kristian turns around by the ferry, his car sounds like a V8, even though the Jeep Cherokee of that vintage never was delivered with one. According to the badging, he has a 4.0 straight six engine. See more »

Quotes

Idun Karlsen: Ten... Ten minutes.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Disaster Movies (2019) See more »

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Bonus
Performed by Hemen Heemugen Fatahi (as HeeMugen)
Written by Hemen Heemugen Fatahi (as Hemen Fatahi)
Produced by Thor C. Maast
People Love Music
2012
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A very pleasant surprise
14 December 2015 | by DjervigSee all my reviews

This is absolutely one of the best movies I've seen this year, and one of the all time most thrilling movies I've ever seen. I literally found myself gasping for air during curtain parts - feeling my gut contracting from sheer anxiety when the wave hits. The acting was solid, the story arch a bit slow but solid, visually stunning and completely emotionally devastating. I was more scared watching this movie, than I have ever been watching something that is intentionally scary.

I have a bit of a weak spot for catastrophe movies, but I can't recall ever seeing anything within the genre that was half as good as this.

Beyond the slightly cheesy ending, I think this is a masterpiece.


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