The Wave

Plot: A family about to move out of their town are forced to stay when a tsunami hits and causes a catastrophe.

Year: 2015

Director: Roar Uthaug

Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro and Arthur Berning.

A disaster movie at it’s finest! This is honestly the best film I’ve seen in a while. It’s Norwegian and I know that will put people off but it is an unmissable film and you will be blown away by it. From the landscapes to the story, everything about the film is just fantastic. You can’t watch it and not want to visit the country because it is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking.

The acting was flawless. Even the children were great. It’s also quite sad. I could have easily cried at this film so maybe have a tissue at the ready just in case. I was so drawn in and mesmerised by this film. I didn’t want it to end. It’s slow to start with but once it starts, the pace just keeps picking up and the drama keeps happening.


What’s unique about this film is that it isn’t based on a true story but it kind of predicts the future as this tsunami, that is caused by collapsing mountains, could happen. It kind of reminded me of the film San Andreas. You watch both films and you can imagine it happening and it’s scary and daunting. They really play with your emotions.

I would literally recommend this film to everyone and anyone. I want everyone to watch it because it deserves to be seen and endured by many. Have you seen The Impossible? If yes, then watch this as well. If no, still watch it. Just, everybody watch it! It is worth is. You will get used to the subtitles, I promise.

Rating: 10/10


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