The Wave

The Wave

Post-screening conversation with Dr. Chad Nelsen, CEO, Surfrider Foundation. Moderated by Sammy Roth, Climate Columnist, Los Angeles Times

A geologist’s worst fears come true when an avalanche causes a tsunami to endanger a Norwegian tourist town—and the geologist’s own family—in this disaster thriller from director Roar Uthaug (Tomb Raider). With its combination of big screen spectacle and intense human-scaled danger, The Wave demonstrated once more that Hollywood holds no monopoly on gripping disaster thrillers, and was Norway’s submission for that year’s Foreign Language Feature Oscar. The country’s highest-grossing film of 2015, it led to a 2018 sequel, The Quake, which reunited The Wave’s principal cast. 

DIRECTED BY: Roar Uthaug. WRITTEN BY: John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw Eeg. STORY BY: Martin Sundland, John Kåre Raake, Roar Uthaug. WITH: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande. 2015. 105 min. Norway/Sweden. Color. Scope. Norwegian. Rated R. DCP. 

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