The Wave (movie, 2015)

The Wave (movie, 2015)

The Wave ( Bølgen , literally “Wave”) is aNorwegiandisaster film directed byRoar Uthaug, released in2015. It is inspired by a true story about alandslidecausing atsunamithat killed forty people on the banks of thefjordin1934 1 .

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The film was selected as input Norwegian for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88 th Academy Awards in 2016 2 .

Synopsis

Kristian Eikjord, geologist from Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat  (no) , is due to leave the monitoring team at Åkerneset  (no) – a mountain range whose collapse would create a megatunami threatening the population of the fjord . that of the tourist town of Geiranger where his wife Idun Karlsen works – in order to work for the oil industry. The day of his departure, some of the sensors detect an anomaly with the water table before malfunctioning.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Bølgen
  • International title: The Wave
  • Director: Roar Uthaug
  • Scenario: John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg
  • Artistic direction: Lina Nordqvist
  • Sets: Astrid Strøm Astrup and Adrian Curelea
  • Costumes: Karen Fabritius Gram
  • Photography: John Christian Rosenlund
  • Sound: Christian Schaanning
  • Editing: Christian Siebenherz
  • Music: Magnus Beite
  • Production: Are Heidenstrøm and Martin Sundland
  • Production Company: Fantefilm; Film Väst (co-production)
  • Distribution Company: Nordisk Filmdistribusjon ( Norway ); Panorama Films ( France )
  • Budget: 51 million krone 3
  • Country of origin: Norway
  • Original language: Norwegian
  • Format: color
  • Genre: disaster
  • Duration: 104 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  Norway :( Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund ); (National)
    •  France :( European Arc Film Festival ); (National)
    •  Switzerland :( Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2016 )
  • Classification: Warning scenes may shock

Distribution

  • Kristoffer Joner VF : Bruno Choël ) : Kristian Eikjord, the geologist
  • Thomas Bo Larsen : Phillip
  • Fridtjov Såheim : Arvid Øvrebø
  • Ane Dahl Torp VF : Marine Tuja ) : Idun Karlsen, Kristian’s wife
  • Jonas Hoff Oftebro VF : Benjamin Bollen ) : Sondre, the son
  • Edith Haagenrud-Sande : Julia, the girl
  • Arthur Berning : Jacob Vikra
  • Laila Goody : Margot Valldal
  • Lado Hadzic : the bus driver
  • Eili Harboe VF : Nadine Girard ) : Vibeke
  • Herman Bernhoft : Georg
  • Mette Agnete Horn : Maria
  • Silje Breivik : Anna
  • Tom Larsen : the man on the mobile phone
  • Håkon Moe : Thomas
  • Tyra Holmen : Teresa
French version
  • Dubbing Studio: International Mediadub
  • Artistic direction: Monika Lawinska
  • Adaptation: Matthias Delobel
Source VF on RS Dubbing 4

Production

In the enclosure of Tafjord , the origin of the landslide in 1934 .

Development

For the sake of the screenplay, John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg draw inspiration from a landmark event taking place in Norddalsfjord , in the middle of the night of, where a landslide that projected about 2 000 000 m 3 of 700 m high rocks in the fjord and caused a tsunami killing 40 people on the banks of the fjord; the waves generated were 62 m at the landslide site, 7 m at Sylte and 16 m at Tafjord . This is one of the worst natural disasters of the xx th century in Norway 1 .

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International Outings

The film is presented as a world premiere in Norway , theat the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund before its national release from.

As for France , after being selected and screened at the European Film Festival of Les Arcs onhe goes out a year later, the .

Box office

In Norway, it is the most viewed movie at the cinema in 2015 with 832,706 entries 5 .

Distinctions

Awards

  • Kosmorama , Trondheim International Film Festival 2016:
    • Best editing for Christian Siebenherz
    • Best production for Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrom
    • Best Supporting Actor for Kristoffer Joner

Appointments

  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films 2016 : Saturn Award for Best International Film
  • Kosmorama , Trondheim International Film Festival 2016:
    • Best photography for John Christian Rosenlund
    • Best Music for Magnus Beite
    • Best sound for Christian Schaanning

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a and b (nb) Geir Thorsnæs, ” Tafjord ”  [ archive ] , on Store Norske Leksikon , (accessedJune 7, 2016 ) .
  2. ↑ (in) Scott Roxborough, ” Oscar: Norway Picks ‘The Wave’ for Foreign-Language Category ”  [ archive ] on The Hollywood Reporter , (accessed June 7, 2016 ) .
  3. ↑ (nb) Lena Stette Høyberg, ” Her Rommer Kristoffer Joner monsterbølgen fra i Geiranger ”  [ archive ] , on NRK, (accessed June 7, 2016 ) .
  4. ↑ http://www.rsdoublage.com/film-18481-The-Wave.html  [ archive ]
  5. ↑ http://www.filmweb.no/filmtoppen/?view=year&yearsBack=2  [ archive ]

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