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Bølgen ( The Wave )

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.


•  Director:  Roar Uthaug

•  Cinematography by : John Christian Rosenlund

•  Genres: Action , Drama , Thriller


‘The Wave’: Roar Uthaug, Ana Dahl Torp on Filming Their Norwegian Disaster Movie

Filmmaker Roar Uthaug gives Hollywood a run for its money in The Wave, this year’s riveting Norwegian entry for Best Foreign Film. The visually stunning Scandinavian disaster thriller keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as the action unfolds non-stop until the very end. The powerful story adeptly combines high action and terrifying sequences with realistic panic and deeply personal moments as a close knit family finds itself unraveling in the face of an impending disaster. The Wave never sacrifices emotional authenticity to spectacle thanks to Ana Dahl Torpand Kristoffer Joner’s impressive performances which always keep the human element front and center.

In an exclusive interview with Collider, Uthaug and Torp talked about how the project first came together, the thrill of making a disaster movie, researching and developing the story and characters, their reaction when they first read the script, how the actors trained to do their own diving stunts, shooting on location in Norway and in the studios in Bucharest, capturing the right emotional tone for the movie, the most challenging sequences, collaborating with D.P. John Christian Rosenlund and composer Magnus Beite, the cinematic influences, how the locals reacted when they saw the completed film, and what’s ahead for both of them. ( )



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