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

July 20, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Quake Trailer

"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:

The Quake Poster

The Quake Poster

Here's the terrifying official synopsis: In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo soon… The Quake, originally Skjelvet in Norwegian (translating to just Quake), is directed by Norwegian filmmaker John Andreas Andersen, an experienced cinematographer who previously co-directed the films Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama, and Uno. The screenplay is co-written by John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg. Nordisk Filmdistribusjon will release The Quake (Skjelvet) in cinemas in Norway starting August 31st this summer, but the film doesn't have any international release set yet. Stay tuned. First impression? Who's interested?

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"Skjelvet" actually translates to "the quake", just "quake" would be "skjelv". Anyways, probably won't bother watching this since I thought Bølgen was very mediocre. I wish we made more films like Thelma or Blind, now those were good Norwegian films.

Efterklang on Jul 20, 2018


Blind was very interesting and good ...

shiboleth on Jul 20, 2018


Thelma and Blind is what we always make. This is what Norway needs more of. Tell me 1 other movie then The Wave that is a disaster movie from Norway?

MadsG88 on Sep 22, 2018


Why would I need to tell you about a Norwegian disaster movie when I never claimed we had any? I just want more quality filmmaking and not this wannabe Hollywood blockbuster turn-off-your-brain stuff. Then again, they're probably fun for the teens they are targeted at. + More money earned than spent is good, I suppose. I just hope they use that money to make something more cerebral in the future.

Efterklang on Sep 23, 2018


Womp womp. Looks okay. I hope vikings come out of the fault to save the day!

DAVIDPD on Jul 20, 2018


I guess somebody thinks they need to have some nation wide disaster since their living standard is too good. Weird ...

shiboleth on Jul 20, 2018


What is weird is your comment. And you should understand more about living standards of a nation next time before you comment.

MadsG88 on Sep 22, 2018


And what is there that I am missing?

shiboleth on Sep 23, 2018


It's an EARTHQUAKE! Quick! Get to the ELEVATORS!!!!!!

Sharkman1963 on Jul 20, 2018


magnificent!! loved the wave but this looks great!

ari smulders on Jul 21, 2018

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