The Wave

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Roar Uthaug
  6 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
68
R
Year:
2015
105 min
29 Views

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The avalanche on the

night of January 15, 1905-

- surprised people

while they were sleeping soundly.

It happened in Lodalen in Nordfjord

where a big piece of the mountain fell out.

Resulting in a major tidal wave,

which killed 63 people.

The tidal wave surged through Lake Loenvatnet

and was 40 meters tall when it reached land.

58 years have passed since the

Tafjord Disaster in Sunnmre.

40 people lost their lives when a huge

piece of the mountain fell into the sea.

There are numbers today that show over

300 unstable mountains in Norway.

Everyone knows that it's only a matter

of time until the next big avalanche.

Geiranger is threatened with what people

believe will become a new Tafjord Disaster.

By the fjord hangs kerneset-

- a giant, unstable part of the mountain

that one day will fall out.

Then, 7 million cubic meters of rocks

will slide straight into the fjord-

-and create an enormous tidal wave.

No place else can you find

as active as in kerneset.

The question is:
Can the people be warned

before the mountain slides into the fjord?

THE WAVE:

What is this?

I'm 40! Come on!

- Hello?

- Hey, daddy.

- What's going on?

- Mommy is fixing the sink.

Could you get me some pliers?

Can't we call a plumber? Here.

I don't need any plumber,

but could I get some plumbing pliers?

- It's in there.

- Here you go, mom.

How did you know what

those pliers looked like?

Everybody knows that.

There we go.

No need for this when we move.

This house has soul.

What's a "soul"?

A soul is just some nonsense

your mother believes in.

- What did you say?

- Nothing.

The apartment is brand new.

And then you have the view.

The entire city is right

outside our doorstep.

And everything is controlled by remote.

- Lights, music, blinds...

- Can you send the broccoli?

And the thing

I liked the most was-

- that you can open and close the door

with your cell phone.

You have this key app.

- And you trust that?

- No, I had to double check.

I've never seen a key app

before in my life. Come on!

Idun, what do you think?

Throw it away? Or...?

You're going to throw your shirts away?

Aren't they nice, though?

New place, new line of work...

Okay, you know what?

I think you need a suit.

From now on you'll need a suit and tie.

And you need to get a nice, new haircut.

This is going to be great.

- Why don't we just screw this and stay here?

- No, we've decided.

It's going to be great.

Maybe even I'll get

more of your attention than that mountain.

You want attention?

- You want me to give you my attention?

- No tickling!

No! Not on the kitchen table!

We're preparing food there tomorrow!

KERNES/GEIRANGER PREPAREDNESS CENTER

CENTER FOR AVALANCHE SURVEILLANCE

102,1 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL

The six on the seven.

Everything as normal?

0,3 mm the last 24 hours.

That's way within the limits.

Hey.

How's everything in the old Oil City?

As usual. A lot of suits.

- Classic capitalist attire.

- How long has this been on?

Two days in the big city

and he's a gourmet.

Yeah, that's how it goes.

"Thanks for everything"...

Sounds like it's your funeral, Kristian.

Then you can make the cake next time.

- I hope that won't be for a long time.

- It looks fantastic, Margot.

Well...

Dear Kristian, who could imagine...

this would be your last day with us.

That doesn't sound like a funeral at all...!

Here, Jacob.

The thing is,

it's not only up here that we have mountains.

There are mountains in the North Sea as well.

I understand the guys in the oil business

that would want a guy like you.

You're skilled and dedicated.

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