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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 6.7/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Roar Uthaug

Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Thomas Bo Larsen, Ane Dahl Torp

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 Geiranger. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against against time begins.

Writers: John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg, Kristoffer Joner, Thomas Bo Larsen, Ane Dahl Torp, Kristoffer Joner, Thomas Bo Larsen, Ane Dahl Torp, Fridtjov Såheim, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Arthur Berning, Laila Goody, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Eili Harboe, Lado Hadzic, Mette Agnete Horn, Silje Breivik, Herman Bernhoft, Tom Larsen, Håkon Moe, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kristoffer Joner - Kristian
Thomas Bo Larsen - Phillip
Ane Dahl Torp - Idun
Fridtjov Såheim - Arvid Øvrebø
Jonas Hoff Oftebro - Sondre
Arthur Berning - Jacob Vikra
Laila Goody - Margot Valldal
Edith Haagenrud-Sande - Julia
Eili Harboe - Vibeke
Lado Hadzic - Bussjåfør
Mette Agnete Horn - Maria
Silje Breivik - Anna
Herman Bernhoft - Georg
Tom Larsen - Mann med mobiltelefon
Håkon Moe - Thomas

Taglines: It was only a matter of time.

Country: Norway

Language: Norwegian

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Filming Locations: Romania

Box Office Details

Budget: NOK 50,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


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Sold over 141.000 tickets in Norway on the first weekend of release. See more »

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

Just caught this film in Austin during Fantastic Fest and had a blast. I've never seen a Norwegian movie before and I went in blind to this one.

The moderator introduced it as a "movie that would make Roland Emmerich cum his pants", and while it's not exactly on the same level as, say, Independence Day or 2012, the film is an absolute destructive experience that packs a punch. The premise, which is honestly quite simple, revolves around a geologist that begins to sense that something is awry when a mountain over a small town begins to give off strange activity in its movement. By the time he warns everybody, it's too late.

The film borrows from plenty of Hollywood clichés, but what it does well is build its suspense. Normally there would be a few action set pieces preceding the real climax, but this film takes its time to build the tension and it does so masterfully. There's an emotional connection to the lead and his family, and from the moment he senses that something is wrong, you want him and those that he loves to get out of town safely.

There's nothing new about the story or with the characters, but it's an impressive feat with dazzling cinematography and a pulsating score. I'd highly recommend checking it out if you're looking to be entertained.


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