From director John Andreas Andersen (THE QUAKE) and starring Kristine Kujath Thorp, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Anders Baasmo, Bjørn Floberg, Anneke von der Lippe, Ane Skumsvoll, Cengiz Al, Nils Elias Olsen, THE BURNING SEA is a nail biting, action-packed thriller for our times.
The brand-new ocean set disaster thriller, THE BURNING SEA, on digital platforms from 30TH May.
Produced by the Norwegian based Fantefilm Fiksjon, the team behind the highly acclaimed THE WAVE and THE QUAKE, THE BURNING SEA takes the company’s trademark tense and gripping take on the environmental disaster genre and pushes it to a whole new level.
In 1969, the Norwegian government announces their discovery of one of the world’s largest oil fields in the neighbouring North Sea, launching a prosperous period of offshore drilling. Fifty years later, the environmental consequences begin to manifest – a crack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. A team of researchers, including submarine operator Sofia (Kristine Kujath Thorp), rushes in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage. But what they discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe. As rigs are evacuated, Sofia’s partner Stian (Henrik Bjelland) becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, leaving Sofia to come to his rescue.