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The Quake

Skjelvet

Could reports of subterranean tremors beneath the city of Oslo predict a catastrophic earthquake is imminent? This sequel to The Wave (LFF 2015) is another tension-filled, high-stakes geo-thriller.

Dir John Andreas Andersen
Prod Martin Sundland
Scr Harald Rosenløw Eeg, John Kåre Raake
With Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro
Norway
2018
108min
Sales TrustNordisk
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Several years after heroically saving scores from the tsunami he predicted, geologist Kristian Eikjord (a terrific Kristoffer Joner) is a recluse, haunted by thoughts of the missing and those he couldn’t save. Eikjord has lost everything: his drive, his family and, perhaps, his mind. But a tip-off from a former colleague about unusual seismic activity in Oslo sees Eikjord reinvigorated, desperate to find whether the capital, where his wife and children now live, is under threat. As with The Wave, what sets this film apart is both the intimate and global disasters are compellingly human in their unravelling. With truly spectacular effects and exceptional performances, this is the disaster movie you really need to see on the big screen.

Sarah Lutton

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