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Bølgen (2015)

Director:
Roar Uthaug
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Wave
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Disaster
RUNNING TIME
105 minutes
Producer:
Are Heidenstrom
Screenwriter:
John Kåre Raake
Harald Rosenløw-Eeg


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Kristian Kristoffer Joner ½
Phillip Thomas Bo Larsen
Arvid Øvrebø Fridtjov Såheim
Idun Ane Dahl Torp
Sondre Jonas Hoff Oftebro
Julia Edith Haagenrud-Sande

 

Review

This is a well-executed and well-written Norwegian revamp of the classic disaster genre, complete with all the familiar elements. Aficionados won't find many surprises in here, but that doesn't mean they won't find excitement and suspense, because the film has a potent build-up which makes the inevitable feel more real and palpable. There's also quite a bit of interesting stuff in here from a scientific point of view, even if all that of course is adjusted for the big-screen. The performances are uneven, but work well at their best – even if there are some awkward moments in a flooding basement towards the end.

Copyright © 29.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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