THE WAVE (Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Canada 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.1|5.0 Starsììì

The Wave—a film originating in Norway—has serious challenges with dubbing not being in synch with mouth movement. There are also significant challenges with emotional reaction and its timing throughout the film.

Storyline

The Kristian Eikjord (Kristoffer Joner) family attempts to survive an 80-meter tsunami that swamps Geiranger, Norway.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Roar Ruthaug for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Martin Sundland for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Idun Karlsen (Ane Dahl Torp), Sondre (Jonas Hoff Oftebro), Julia (Edith Haagenrud-Sande), Arvid Øvrebø (Fridtjov Såheim), Margot Valldal (Laila Goody), Jacob Vikra (Arthur Berning), Georg (Herman Bernhoft), Vibeke (Eili Harboe), Anna (Silje Breivik), Thomas (Håkon Moe), Teresa (Tyra Holmen), Phillip (Thomas Bo Larsen), Maria (Mette Agnete Horn), and Bussjåfør (Lado Hadzic).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It is a typical disaster film.

Ben Meyers

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