Directed by Roar Uthaug (Norway, 2015). Nestled beneath the Åkerneset Mountain in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, the town of Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations on the planet. It is also a place where disaster could strike at any moment: the picturesque mountain overlooking the village could collapse into the surrounding fjord, generating a massive tsunami. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning center, experienced geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is moving on to a prestigious job with an oil company.
But the very day he’s about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn’t right—the substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, Geiranger’s inhabitants must race to escape to higher ground before the tsunami hits, consuming everything, and everyone, in its path.
105 min. | In Norwegian with English subtitles
Special thanks to Magnolia Pictures.
About the director
Roar Uthaug (b. 1973) graduated from The Norwegian Film School in 2002. His graduation film The Martin Administration was nominated for a Student Academy Award. His debut feature Cold Prey/Fritt vilt (2006) was a huge box office hit in Norway, was sold to more than 40 countries, and spawned two sequels.
He co-directed the children’s adventure Magic Silver/Julenatt i Blåfjell (2009) that was an even greater success. The medieval action film Escape/Flukt (2012) followed, selling to more than 70 countries and putting Roar on Variety’s list of “10 Euro Directors to Watch.” In between feature films Roar has directed commercials across the globe, winning numerous awards.
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