Awarded the title of Scandinavia’s first disaster movie, The Wave seems to have picked the first destination for a disaster to take place. Conventional genre plot devices are given the Norwegian twist.

The Wave follows knowledgeable hero geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) who predicts that a tsunami will hit the sleepy tourist town of Geiranger on Norway’s Geirangerfjord. He is packing up his two children and wife Idun (Ane Dahl Torp) as they are set to move to Stavanger so he can work in the oil industry, so his colleagues assume his concerns for the . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.