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The Wave (2015, Norway) cert. 15 (subtitled)
September 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
Director: Roar Uthaug
Features: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Thomas Bo Larsen
In the beautiful Norwegian fjords, a catastrophic rockslide-induced tsunami, 80 meters high, will inevitably strike the community of Geiranger one day.
Geologist Kristian (Joner) and his likeable family are due to leave, but his final day at an early warning centre alerts him to worrying developments. If his fears prove correct, inhabitants will have only 10 minutes to reach safety….
The authentic scenario and locations help make The Wave an exceptionally tense and thrilling experience, and director Uthaug ensures that you care about characters with “unusual depth for a genre film” (Hollywood Reporter).
In recommending this film, Campaign Director Adrian Winchester noted: “Already a record-breaking hit in Norway – and assured a UK release from Studio Canal – I feel this is a must, worthy of a Thursday slot at the earliest opportunity! Incentives include spectacular locations, some of Norway’s finest actors and a gripping story. A disaster movie is bound to have formulaic elements, but that doesn’t diminish its success in effectively delivering both the more conventional – plus some strikingly powerful – scenes, and with a greater emotional resonance than usual.”
This Review, here is from Variety.
while an english sub-titled Trailer can be seen below…..
Linguistic pedants may spot the ‘English is not my first language’ typo in both review and trailer links….
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 20th September 2016
Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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