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The Burning Sea

Directed by John Andreas Andersen
2021
Norway
106 minutes
M
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Nail-biting tension and richly drawn characters are the winning ingredients of this eco-disaster thriller from action movie ace John Andreas Andersen (The Quake).
The discovery of massive North Sea oil reserves in 1969 brought great prosperity to Norway. But in the scarily believable scenario of The Burning Sea, 50 years of drilling have created a fissure on the ocean floor that could trigger an environmental apocalypse. Caught up in the first wave of oil platform disasters are underwater robotics expert Sofia (Kristine Kujath Thorp, excellent) and her partner Stian, a rigger on a stricken facility. After taking the time to establish characters we care about and set up juicy political and corporate intrigue, Andersen lets fly with spectacular visuals and a nerve-wracking race to save lives and prevent the unthinkable. Rattling good, race-against-time big screen entertainment.

 Shortlisted for the Sustainable Future Award.
I started biting my nails quite early. The pace quickens before too much time passes, and the tension grows deep.
Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy
It works so well due to the emphasis on the intimate.
Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia
I cannot recall a movie’s ending haunting me this much.
MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Philosopher

Tickets

Wed 8 Jun
8:30pm
Ritz Randwick - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Mon 13 Jun
3pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 4
Past Event Cancel
Fri 17 Jun
8:30pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Sun 19 Jun
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Features
Original Title
Nordsjøen
Year
2021
Classification
M
Country
Norway
Language
In Norwegian with English subtitles
Director
John Andreas Andersen
Producer
Martin Sundland, Catrin Gundersen
Cast
Henrik Bjelland, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Rolf Larsen
Screenwriter
Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Lars Gudmestad
Cinematographer
Pål Ulvik
Editor
Kalle Doniselli Gulbrandsen, Christian Siebenherz
Genre
Environmental, Scandinavia, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Rialto Distribution
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