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Sundance drama ‘Charter’ flies to Benelux, Lithuania (exclusive)

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Sundance drama ‘Charter’ flies to Benelux, Lithuania (exclusive)
The second feature from Sami Blood director Amanda Kernell is about a Swedish mother’s desperate move to abduct her own children.

TrustNordisk has closed deals on Amanda Kernell’s Charter for Benelux (September Films) and Lithuania (Scanorama).

The film had its world premiere in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition and also played in the Nordic competition at Goteborg.

The second feature from Sami Blood director Kernell is about a Swedish mother’s desperate move to abduct her own children on a trip to the Canary Islands because she fears she will lose custody of them.

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Sundance Review: Charter Vividly Shows a Mom Readjusting to Motherhood

One is eight years old, one’s 14. One clings to mom without knowing what else to do, the other resents her. They’d be stereotypes if they actually had some surroundings to ascribe their views, but as it stands, they’re something a little more than that. Meet Vincent (Troy Lundkvist) and Elina (Tintin Poggats Sarri), two siblings who have been living with their dad (Sverrir Gudnason) for the past few months. They haven’t seen their mom, Alice (Ane Dahl Torp), since she decided to go on her own for a while, but when she gets a call from him one night, she springs into caring.

That isn’t necessarily to say that she didn’t care before; it’s more that she didn’t realize she had to care more. Likewise, to get a call from a child declaring their disdain for their living situation isn’t so much a cry for help.
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #93. Charter – Amanda Kernell

Charter

Sweden’s Amanda Kernell is poised to debut her sophomore feature Charter in 2020, produced by Lars Lindstrom and Eva Akergren. Kernell reunites with her Sami Blood (2016) Dp Sophia Olsson (who has worked with Runar Runarsson and Jesper Ganslandt) and the film stars Eva Melander, Ane Dahl Torp and Sverrir Gudnason. Kernell’s festival darling debut Sami Blood premiered in Venice Days, where it picked up the Label Europa Cinemas Award and the Fedeora Award for Best Director of a Debut Film.…
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Movie Review – The Quake (2019)

The Quake, 2019.

Directed by John Andreas Andersen.

Starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, and Kathrine Thorborg Johansen.

Synopsis:

A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway.

Now I’m the first to admit, that having read this brief blurb on Google prior to viewing I was far from excited at the prospect of what I fully expected to be yet another balls to the wall actioner, and this one not even in that one language I know (yawn).

But boy was I wrong.

This synopsis does not do the film any justice whatsoever. It is in fact more a commentary on the films third act and not the entirety of the piece.

Our journey starts with Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) and Julia (Edith Haagenrud-Sande), a charming and off piste father-daughter-duo in the midst of a seemingly strained relationship due
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TrustNordisk boards Amanda Kernell's 'Charter'; first image revealed (exclusive)

TrustNordisk boards Amanda Kernell's 'Charter'; first image revealed (exclusive)
The cast features Ane Dahl Torp (1001 Grams) and Sverrir Gudnason (Borg Vs McEnroe).

TrustNordisk has boarded sales for Sami Blood director Amanda Kernell’s new film Charter. Screen can reveal an exclusive first image from the film, above.

The film started shooting on January 21 in northern Sweden and will wrap its shoot on March 21 in Tenerife, Spain.

The cast features Ane Dahl Torp (1001 Grams) and Sverrir Gudnason (Borg Vs McEnroe) as well as newcomers Tintin Poggats Sarri and Troy Lundkvist.

Kernell reunites with many of the same team from her acclaimed debut Sami Blood: producer Lars G. Lindström, DoP Sophia Olsson,
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The Quake Rattles Oslo Throughout the Month of December: Release Details

The Quake is an upcoming disaster film, from Norway. A sequel to The Wave (2015), this latest feature looks at how a 5.4 magnitude earthquake would effect Oslo. Taking a note from an actual earthquake in 1904, this film builds on the possible devastation, that would rock this Scandinavian city. The Quake will show this week in the U.S., while Canada follows suit at a later date. This film, from director John Andreas Andersen (King of Devil's Island), stars: Kristoffer Joner (The Revenant), Ane Dahl Torp (The Wave), Hang Tran and many more. Already released in Norway, more North American release details are available here. This film focuses on the Oslo Rift. Here, a fault line runs deeply. The Quake looks at what might happen here, if a seismic shift took place, shaking the city of Oslo. Producer Martin Sundland recently spoke of The Quake. At Nordisk Film, Sundland talks about competing
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Film Review: ‘The Quake’

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Film Review: ‘The Quake’
Roar Uthaug’s 2015 “The Wave” revived the pleasures of the 1970s disaster-movie cycle in a form that seemed purer than the never-quite-dead genre’s recent Stateside incarnations — most of which seem to involve Dwayne Johnson in a generic pileup of CGI perils. “The Wave” wasn’t high art, but it was entertainment that delivered some standard satisfactions without treating the viewer like an easy mark.

The Quake,” written by the same duo of John Kare Raake and Harald Rosenlow Eeg, is a “more of the same” sequel that’s just as good as the original, in nearly identical ways. Yes, there’s a tolerably talky buildup to wade through first, but once again it pays off in heightened human involvement when the mass destruction hits the fan. With Uthaug having defected to Hollywood and the “Tomb Raider” remake, this entry is helmed by veteran cinematographer John Andreas Andersen, whose second
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New Us Trailer for Norway's Epic Natural Disaster Movie 'The Quake'

"Oslo has experienced this before. And now it's happening again." Magnolia Pictures has released the a new official Us trailer for The Quake, the "next big disaster movie from Norway" following the smash hit The Wave from a few years back. This movie is about a massive earthquake that hits Oslo, centered on a fault-line underneath the city of 1.7 million people. They had a big quake in 1904, but they still aren't prepared. The story follows various people trying to survive, of course. Also titled Skjelvet in Norwegian, the movie opened in Norway this summer, and it's opening in Us theaters this December. Starring Ane Dahl Torp, Kristoffer Joner, Hang Tran, and Jonas Hoff Oftebro. It's fun to see Norway promoting their country through Emmerich-esque disaster movies, at least it's a change from the cities we usually see. Check it out. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for John Andreas Andersen's The Quake,
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The Quake Trailer Brings the Big One in a Sequel to The Wave

The Quake Trailer Brings the Big One in a Sequel to The Wave
The trailer for The Quake shows Oslo getting torn apart by a massive earthquake. The movie is the sequel to the Norwegian film The Wave, which came out in 2015. The first installment was praised for basing the story on the real-life tsunami that hit Norway in the early 1900s and showing off character development over digital effects. Original director Roar Uthaug was unable to helm The Quake due to the fact that he was working on the latest Tomb Raider film, so John Andreas Andersen came on board to direct the sequel.

Right away, The Quake trailer looks pretty similar to The Wave in terms of dark coloring and a sense of impending dread. Kristoffer Joner is back as geologist Kristian Eikjord and he's starting to worry about a catastrophic earthquake that's imminent. From here on out, we're watching a massive earthquake destroy Oslo with awesome digital effects that make
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The Quake Trailer: Oslo Shakes, May Not Survive

The unluckiest family in Norway decides to move to Oslo, which makes the fair citizens there quake in their boots. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the family that survived Roar Uthaug's terrific thriller The Wave (2015) is on hand for a sequel that looks to decimate an entire city (?!). Even though director Uthaug has moved on to other projects, lead actors Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp have returned, which should ensure a continuity of good performances. Presumably the film is about more than just the quake itself and surviving the aftermath, but the new trailer does a good job of showcasing what can happen to a city when wide-scale disaster strikes. (I grew up in Los Angeles, so I never go...

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First Trailer for Next Norwegian Disaster Movie 'The Quake' Set in Oslo

"But what if it's not the same strength as in 1904...?" Nordisk Filmdistribusjon already released an official trailer for a Norwegian disaster movie titled The Quake, the next big Norwegian disaster movie to follow the highly successful The Wave from 2015. As you might expect, the movie is about an Earthquake that hits Oslo, centered on a fault-line underneath the city of 1.7 million. Also known as Skjelvet in Norwegian, this is opening in August in Norway but still has no other international release plans set yet. Starring Ane Dahl Torp, Kristoffer Joner, Hang Tran, and Jonas Hoff Oftebro. The footage actually looks like a Roland Emmerich-esque disaster movie, so good work in that sense, but I'm not too sure it's going to be any good. Here's the official Norwegian trailer (+ poster) for John Andreas Andersen's The Quake, from YouTube: Here's the terrifying official synopsis: In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude
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Berlinale Series selection includes 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', 'The Looming Tower'

Seven series selected for TV strand.

The Berlin Film Festival (Feb 15-25) has unveiled the seven titles set to be screened in this year’s Berlinale Series programme.

Source: Hulu

The Looming Tower

Opening the festival’s TV strand is Australian series Picnic At Hanging Rock, FremantleMedia’s Natalie Dormer-starring TV adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel, which previously spawned Peter Weir’s Bafta-winning 1975 feature.

The series tells the story of a strict headmistress at a boarding school whose dark past catches up with her after three pupils mysteriously disappear during a school outing.

Also in the selection is Legendary Television and broadcaster Hulu’s The Looming Tower, which is based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer prize-winning book of the same name. Chronicling the lead-up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the series stars Jeff Daniels as counter terrorism expert John O’Neill and is being exec produced by Alex Gibney.

Further series in the
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Filmart: Sf Studio sells Nordic trio to Asia

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Filmart: Sf Studio sells Nordic trio to Asia
Exclusive: Danish drama The Man has sold to China as one of several deals closed by the sales outfit.

Swedish sales company Sf Studio has sold Danish drama The Man [pictured], directed by Charlotte Sieling, to China (Lemontree Media), Mikkel Munch-Fals’ comedy-drama Swinger to South Korea (MediaSoft), and Hallward Braein’s comedy action film Borning to South Korea (Micon).

Starring Soren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Dahl Torp and Soren Pilmark, The Man had its world premiere at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Iffr Live section. The story is about a wealthy, well-known artist whose son suddenly shows up out of nowhere, disrupting his comfortable lifestyle and turning out to be the world-famous graffiti artist ‘The Ghost’.

Swinger is about 40-year-old Adam who feels his life is over until he falls in love with a young girl in the only place where no one should fall in love - a swingers’ club. The film stars
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UK poster and trailer for disaster epic The Wave

Ahead of its release next month, StudioCanal has debuted a UK poster and trailer for The Wave, the acclaimed disaster epic from filmmaker Roar Uthaug; check them out here…

Experienced, Norwegian geologist Kristian Eikfjord (Kristoffer Joner) has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro), when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes under ground. Kristian realises his worst nightmare is about to come true: the alarm goes off and disaster is upon them. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many lives as possible including his own family.

The Wave opens in UK cinemas on August 12th.
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The Wave

Norway gets the old-fashioned disaster film genre up on its feet again with a well-made, scary story set in a Northern fjord, where a devastating tsunami is a genuine threat. Fine acting by fresh faces helps as well -- with no Bs or hype to get in the way, we find ourselves as anxious as the characters in the movie. The Wave Blu-ray Magnolia Home Entertainment 2015 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 105 min. / Bølgen / Street Date June 21, 2016 / 26.97 Starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Fridtjov Såheim, Laila Goody, Arthur Berning, Herman Bernhoft. Cinematography John Christian Rosenlund Film Editor Christian Siebenherz Original Music Magnus Beite Written by John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg Produced by Are Heidenstrom, Martin Sundland Directed by Roar Uthaug

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Probably the most astounding natural disaster footage we've seen came from Northern Japan in 2011. Much of it is still up on the web. We're
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Round-Up: The Wave Blu-ray / DVD, An Ending, Sacrifice, The Divine Tragedies, Night Wolf

Roar Uthaug’s The Wave crashes on the shores of Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on June 21st. Also in this round-up: production details on Jessica Cameron’s An Ending, release details for Sacrifice and The Divine Tragedies, and Kickstarter launch details for Night Wolf.

The Wave: “Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning centre, geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is moving on to a prestigious gig 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
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The Wave Movie Review

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The Wave Movie Review
The Wave (Bølgen) Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya d-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: C Director: Roar Uthaug Written by: John Kare Raake, Harald Rosenlow Eeg Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Oftebro Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 2/3/16 Opens: March 4, 2016 In perhaps the best disaster movie of recent times, “Force Majeure,” the emphasis is on human conflict rather than simply on the dynamics of avalanche and tsunami. When residents of a French alpine hotel are threatened by the imminent disaster, the father, refusing to scoop up his child and grab his wife instead runs in the other direction to save his own skin. This [ Read More ]

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Film Review: Disaster is an Environmental Family Affair in ‘The Wave’

Chicago – Last year, we witnessed the American disaster porn of “San Andreas,” an overwrought attempt to destroy California on film. Norway has an entry into the disaster genre – “The Wave” – and unlike the American special effects pile-on, it’s based on real possibilities, and features a family that won’t give up or give in.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film is two movies, pre-and-post the wave (tsunami) disaster, and the beginning is better and more tense than the post wave turmoil, but overall the film is absorbing in the way that all the better “what ifs” are. The Scandinavian emotions presented are much more pragmatic and less “heroic” – as would be seen in a modern American disaster movie. The depiction of the disaster is based on a real-world possibility, there are towns among some of high cliffs of Norway, and those cliffs are unstable (much like the relationships of the family in
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Exclusive: Disaster Arrives In A Big Way In Clip From 'The Wave'

You may not know the name Roar Uthaug, but you're likely to hear a lot more of it. The rising Norwegian filmmaker has booked his first Hollywood gig, helming the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot, and that's in part due to his work on the disaster flick "The Wave." Today we have a taste of the picture that got him on many radars. Read More: Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Norway's Disaster Movie Oscar Entry 'The Wave' Starring Kristoffer Joner ("The Revenant"), Ane Dahl Torp ("Dead Snow"), and Thomas Bo Larsen ("The Hunt"), the film is centered around Geiranger, one of Norway's biggest tourist destinations that soon comes in the path of a deadly natural disaster, that will risk the lives of everyone in its path. Here's the synopsis: Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly.
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The Wave – The Review

If we were to take a little field trip 40 years or so back in time, we’d see a different type of blockbuster film dominating the big screen. Superheroes had not yet conquered Hollywood. Back then, Mother Nature was the big box office darling. From earthquakes and tsunamis to disastrous fires and devastating accidents, we wanted to see massive amounts of Avenger-scale destruction that only the elements could concoct.

Fast forward to present day and we now watch Thor and Hulk destroy cities in the name of the good fight. Even Godzilla has returned to the cinema to continue his rapturous reptilian rampage. Monsters and heroes are what we seek today, but what of the good ole days when Planet Earth herself was what we feared most? There have been the occasional attempts to bring back that old school tale of man versus nature. The Perfect Storm was a memorable
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