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“The Wave” is a Norwegian disaster film that was released in 2015. The movie was directed by and produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm. The film stars , , , and .

The story of “The Wave” is set in the Norwegian village of Geiranger, which is situated at the base of a fjord. The film follows geologist Kristian Eikjord () as he discovers that a massive landslide is about to trigger a devastating tsunami that will hit the village within ten minutes. As the clock ticks down, Kristian and his family try to escape the wave and warn the other residents of the impending danger.

“The Wave” was a critical and commercial success in Norway, and it has since gained international acclaim. The movie received positive reviews from critics, who praised the film's intense and realistic depiction of the tsunami, as well as the strong performances from the cast. The film currently holds a rating of 6.7/10 on IMDb.

“The Wave” won several awards in Norway, including the Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film and the Kanon Award for Best Film. The movie was also nominated for several international awards, including the European Film Awards and the Saturn Awards.

“The Wave” has become a popular film among disaster movie enthusiasts and has gained a following outside of Norway. It was even selected as Norway's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards, although it did not receive a nomination. The film's success has also led to the development of a sequel, “The Quake,” which was released in 2018.

Directed by
Produced by Are Heidenstorm
Written by John Kåre Raake Harald Rosenløw-Eeg
Starring , , , , , ,
Music by Magnus Beite
Cinematography John Christian Rosenlund
Edited by Christian Siebenherz
Film Väst
Distributed by Nordisk Filmdistribusjon
Magnolia Pictures
Release date 28 August 2015
Running time 105 minutes
Country Norway
Language Norwegian
Budget $6 million
Box office $12.8 million


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