The Wave

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A mountain pass town in Norway must evacuate immediately before a gigantic tsunami - 85 meters high - wipes it out.

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried, and his worst nightmare is about to come true when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time to save as many as possible, including his own family.


Directed by

Action, Drama, Thriller


Norwegian with English subtitles


Hollywood Reporter


An exotic edge-of-seater plays on the beauty and terror of nature.

Guardian (UK)


Even though The Wave is fiction, there comes a point where it ceases to be nail-biting fun and just an exercise in voyeuristic cruelty.

Variety (USA)


The Wave sticks mostly to the big-studio formula (albeit on a much smaller budget), introducing a handful of bland soon-to-be-victims before bombarding them with spectacular digital effects.