JOHN ANDREAS ANDERSON | NORWAY | NORWEGIAN | 2018 | 105 MIN
After surviving a tsunami in PFF24’s THE WAVE, geologist Kristian Eikjord must once again warn the citizens of Norway of an impending colossal disaster in this heart-pounding thrill ride.
Turning every disaster film trope on its head, PFF24’s THE WAVE was a welcomed antidote to blockbuster fatigue and typical festival art house fare alike. The film infused real emotional drama and growth between memorable characters into the genre’s DNA of dumbfounding, awe-struck disaster footage. Although heralded as a hero for his part in saving the town of Geiranger from a watery demise, geologist Kristian Eikjord (Kristoffer Jonner) has no reason to celebrate. His wife and kids have left him for Oslo as he wallows in the depths of depression amidst walls littered with yarn-connected newspaper clippings. When he receives word that a recently passed colleague has discovered alarming seismic patterns under the country’s capital, harken to a massive earthquake 100 years ago, Kristian must once again face an army of skeptics dismissing off his dire warnings. Now with limited resources and time, Kristian will have to choose between saving his estranged family or Oslo as the tremors begin to kick in.
CAST: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro
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