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The Wave

A geologist must save his family and town from a massive tsunami.


Why watch this film?

Disaster movies are known for their reputation of prioritizing visual spectacle over all narrative logic (one need look no further than Dwayne Johnson's 'San Andreas' Fault), suggesting that the genre has little else to offer. In this sense, 'Bølgen' is a pleasant surprise from Norway that breaks this rule, to the point of making Hollywood productions seem inept by comparison. The film has a solid character development from the script, which does not diminish the visual spectacle in any way, but adds even more narrative tension. If you're looking for casual entertainment that doesn't underestimate its audience, this is a proposal you'll love.



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Plot summary

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

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