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The Burning Sea

Directed by John Andreas Andersen
Norway
106 minutes
M
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.
I started biting my nails quite early. The pace quickens before too much time passes, and the tension grows deep.
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Sun 26 Jun
7pm
Newcastle - Event Cinemas Kotara
Classification
M
Country
Norway
Language
In Norwegian with English subtitles
Director
John Andreas Andersen
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