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This com­pelling Nor­we­gian dis­as­ter movie won its cre­ator, film­maker Roar Uthaug, the di­rect­ing gig on the re­cent Tomb Raider re­boot. The set­ting is a beau­ti­ful ru­ral tourist re­sort at the height of the hol­i­day sea­son. A nearby moun­tain long been thought to be ge­o­log­i­cally un­sta­ble is about prove that the­ory true, leav­ing an en­tire town less than half an hour to scam­per for safety be­fore a bru­tal in­land tsunami sweeps through. While lack­ing the spe­cial-ef­fects oomph of a Hol­ly­wood pro­duc­tion, there is both a plau­si­bil­ity and con­vic­tion to this movie (largely achieved through fine act­ing) that makes up any short­com­ings.

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