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Trollhunter (2010)
"Trolljegeren" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  29 October 2010 (Norway)
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A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Erland Tosterud ...
Johanna Mørck ...
Tomas Alf Larsen ...
Urmila Berg-Domaas ...
Hans Morten Hansen ...
Robert Stoltenberg ...
Knut Nærum ...
Eirik Bech ...
Inge Erik Henjesand
Tom Jørgensen ...
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes
Magne Skjævesland
Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland ...
Hilde, veterinär
Finn Norvald Øvredal


When bears are found dead in Norway, the students of the Volda University Thomas, Johanna and the cameraman Kalle decide to investigate. They stalk the trailer of the mysterious hunter Hans expecting to find an explanation for the killings. The reluctant Hans tries to flee from the youngsters, but he agrees that they film him in action provided they follow his orders. Sooner the trio of students learns that Hans is actually a troll hunter that works for a secret government agency. Further, several dangerous trolls have escaped from their territory and Hans is assigned to eliminate them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of creature terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


NOK 19,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,585 (USA) (10 June 2011)


$252,652 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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The HDDs used by the students are LaCie Rugged portable drives. See more »


There are two ferry routes from Volda: one north-west to Lauvstad, one south-west to Folkestad. The protagonists drive their vehicles onto the Lauvstad ferry, but shortly afterward cross into the next county on the E39, which is the road leading south from Folkestad. See more »


Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg: [Speaking at a televised press conference] Few people find power grids attractive. I certainly don't. Norwegians are pro-electricity, but against power lines. That won't work in the long run. Norway has trolls, so more power lines are needed. That's just the way it is.
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At the end of the final credits, there is a notice in English, claiming that "No trolls were harmed during the making of this movie". See more »


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Performed by Ingrid Olava
Music & Lyrics by Ingrid Olava
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A stunning Norwegian masterpiece.
8 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been looking forward to this ever since I first heard about it, it sounded fantastic. A group of three university students are making a documentary about a series of mysterious bear killings, but soon discover that it isn't bears doing the killings but trolls, actual real Norwegian trolls.They start to follow a mysterious hunter, who they soon learn is a government paid troll hunter. It is very well made with excellent effects considering the budget. The trolls are brilliantly designed and very diverse, with a traditional 'fairy tale' look and the film delves deep into the whole troll mythology. The cave scene was very well done too and unbelievably tense and the climax is well worth waiting for. I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed a film as much as this, it really is that good, with some very good performances and stunning Norwegian scenery. I absolutely loved it, although it won't be to everyones taste. I am sorely tempted to give it 10/10 for pure entertainment value. In one word, amazing.

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