In 1905, a tsunami devastates a small mountain town. Scientists know it will happen again - it's only a matter of when. Present day - as one man prepares to move from his hometown with his family, his worst nightmare is about to come true. The siren goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.
Certainly a great story line but the ending was very "Hollywood" and too nicely sewn up. Made a change to see this type of film in the World Cinema category though. Gave it a poor star rating for the ending alone
Riveting disaster movie
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This terrific disaster movie shows Hollywood how to do it. No stupid characters, no banal dialogue, no bad guys and no heroics. Just an ordinary family, emotionally real, fighting for their lives in an apocalyptic nightmare of a situation. A mountain is about to fall into a fjord… and it’s tourist season. The effects may not be perfect but they’re exciting enough. Following his brace of serial-killer-in-the-snow Cold Prey films, director Roar Uthaug ratchets up the tension to breaking point and delivers a gripping vision of hell.