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Trollhunter (2010) More at IMDbPro »Trolljegeren (original title)

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Trollhunter -- A trio of college students documents every move of a grizzled, unlikely hero - the trollhunter - risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.
Trollhunter -- A group of Norwegian film students  set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy.
Trollhunter -- The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
André Øvredal 
Writing credits
André Øvredal (written by)

Produced by
Marcus B. Brodersen .... executive producer (as Marcus Brodersen)
Sveinung Golimo .... producer
John M. Jacobsen .... producer
Trond G. Lockertsen .... line producer (as Trond Gaute Lockertsen)
Lars L. Marøy .... co-producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Hallvard Bræin 
Film Editing by
Per-Erik Eriksen  (as Per Erik Eriksen)
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel  (as Jannecke Bervell)
Production Design by
Martin Gant 
Art Direction by
Signe Gerda Landfald 
Set Decoration by
Claude Wittwen  (as Claud Wittwen)
Costume Design by
Stina Lunde 
Makeup Department
Sarah Helen Adolfsen .... makeup (as Sarah Adolfsen)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Jørgensen .... first assistant director
Jonas Viken Oby .... second assistant director (as Jonas Viken Øby)
Art Department
Kedy Hassani .... assistant props
Fredrik Jankowsky .... property master
Fredrik Jankowsky .... set dresser
Håvard S. Johansen .... prop designer
Fredrik Kløvstad .... assistant props
Signe Gerda Landfald .... property master
Rolf Arild Mikkelsen .... taxidermist
Gunhild Mathea Olaussen .... assistant set decorator
Daniel Røsset .... assistant props
David Skauen .... graphic designer
Trond Tønder .... prop maker
Damian Williams .... construction manager
Claude Wittwen .... decorator (as Claud Wittwen)
Sound Department
Daniel Angyal .... sound effects editor
Rune Baggerud .... boom operator
Petter Fladeby .... sound mixer
Stig Holte .... dialogue editor
Stig Holte .... sound effects editor
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... sound designer (as Baard Haugan Ingebretsen)
Andreas Revheim .... sound supervisor
Tormod Ringnes .... sound effects editor
Christoffer Soreide .... assistant sound
Gisle Tveito .... sound effects editor
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist (as Erik Watland)
Special Effects by
Martin Gant .... special effects
Steinar Kaarstein .... effects maker (as Steinar Karlsen)
Shino Kotani .... special effects props
Dennis Røller .... special effects assistant
Magnus Kjellsen Hjeldnes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Juan Antonio Alamo .... modeler
Martin Andersson .... asset lead: Storm Studios
Fredrik Arntzen .... on-set support: Storm Studios
Anne Kristin Berge .... retopology: Storm Studios
Nina Bergström .... animation supervisor
Nina Bergström .... animation: Filmkameratene Animasjon
Nina Bergström .... previz: Filmkameratene Animasjon
Christer Bjørklund .... modeling: Gimpville
Atle Solberg Blakseth .... animation and modeling: Superrune (as Atle Blakseth)
Atle Solberg Blakseth .... animation: Filmkameratene Animasjon (as Atle Blakseth)
Kirsten Bodenstedt .... studio manager: Storm Studios
Marius Bodvin .... render wrangler: Storm Studios
Marcus B. Brodersen .... visual effects: Filmkameratene Animasjon
Ragnar Brynjúlfsson .... studio systems support: Storm Studios
John Ivar Bye .... mocap actor: Filmkameratene Animasjon
Colin Doncaster .... visual effects supervisor: Storm Studios
Ole Geir Eidsheim .... cg: Gimpville
Steven Elvesæter .... shot technical director: Storm Studios
Camilla Fossen .... visual effects producer: Storm Studios
Cory Grier .... graphic designer
Lars Erik Hansen .... software engineer: Gimpville
Lars Erik Hansen .... tracking: Gimpville
Lars Erik Hansen .... visual effects on-set supervisor: Gimpville
Lars Erik Hansen .... visual effects producer: Gimpville
Daniel Flehner Heen .... production engineering: Storm Studios
Ryan Hutchings .... compositor: Storm Studios
Morten Jacobsen .... compositor: Storm Studios
Tom Joelsen .... production manager: Storm Studios
Håvard S. Johansen .... creature designer and concepts
Jimmy Johansson .... animation technical director: Storm Studios
Nils Axle Kanten .... storyboard: Filmkameratene Animasjon
Henrik Karlsson .... grooming technical director: Storm Studios
Samuel Karlsson .... compositing supervisor: Storm Studios
Hans Jørgen Kjærnet .... production engineering: Storm Studios
Christian Korhonen .... cg: Gimpville
Christian Korhonen .... lighting/rendering: Gimpville
Kjetil Kulander .... rigging/motion capture: Gimpville (as Kjetil Haaland Kulander)
Oystein Larsen .... visual effects supervisor (as Øystein Larsen)
Oystein Larsen .... visual effects (as Øystein Larsen)
Nikolai Lockertsen .... animator: Storm Studios
Nikolai Lockertsen .... matte painter: Storm Studios
Andreas Lønø .... cg: Gimpville
Andreas Lønø .... post-production: Gimpville
Severin Mathiesen .... cg: Gimpville
Severin Mathiesen .... roto: Gimpville
Severin Mathiesen .... tracking: Gimpville
Jamie McCarter .... animation supervisor: Storm Studios
Morten Moen .... compositor: Storm Studios
Espen Nordahl .... cg supervisor: Storm Studios
Ole-Aleksander Nordby .... cg: Gimpville
Ole-Aleksander Nordby .... roto: Gimpville
Simon Dahle Nyhus .... digital sculptor: Gimpville
Magnus Pettersson .... effects technical director: Storm Studios
Ivar Rystad .... visual effects artist: Storyline Studios
Ivar Rødningen .... creature designer and concepts
Torgeir Sanders .... economist: Gimpville
Stig Saxegaard .... animator: Storm Studios
Stig Saxegaard .... texture painter: Storm Studios
Jan Ivar Solås .... cg: Gimpville
Jan Ivar Solås .... roto: Gimpville
Rune Spaans .... creature designer and concepts
Rune Spaans .... technical director: Superrune
Jan Svalland .... lighting/rendering: Gimpville
Jan Svalland .... post-production: Gimpville
Jan Svalland .... texturing: Gimpville
Jonathan Symmonds .... animator: Storm Studios
Otto Thorbjørnsen .... compositor: Storm Studios
Monica Østbø Østgård .... production assistant: Storm Studios
Alf Martin Løvvold .... compositor (uncredited)
Dag Eliassen .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Antonio Alamo .... rigger
Tom Balgaard .... best boy electric
Kim Berg .... best boy electric
Tordis Lovise Bersås .... first assistant camera
Jan Arne Houge .... camera equipment
Jarl Grantin Johnsen .... gaffer (as Jarl G. Johnsen)
Joachim Norsted .... digital imaging technician (as Joachim Nørsted)
Joachim Norsted .... second assistant camera (as Joachim Nørsted)
Anders Reime .... best boy electric
Terje Røkke .... second gaffer
Hanne Stenshorne .... camera equipment
Erik Aavatsmark .... still photographer (uncredited)
Levi Gawrock Trøite .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andrea Eckerbom .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Helen Adolfsen .... set costumer (as Sarah Adolfsen)
Andrea Christina Røsset .... assistant costume designer
Andrea Christina Røsset .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Benjamin Sjur Blom .... on-line editor
Terje Gillebo .... dcp mastering
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... on-line editor (as Dylan R. Hopkin)
Patrick Larsgaard .... additional editor
Ghislain Rio .... colorist
Per Sidor .... film recording: Cinevator
Espen Skjetne .... producer: Nordisk Film Short Cut
Music Department
Henrik Hawor .... music supervisor
Johan Husvik .... music supervisor
Riviera Oslo .... music supervisor
Other crew
Katrine Aamodt .... distribution
Kaja Halden Aarrestad .... veterinary medicine consultant
Simen Bang-Hansen .... walkies
Anders Øyan Bratbakken .... finance controller
Norell Yasmin Kakis Brenno .... assistant catering
Magnus Dorati .... production assistant
Tom Gulbrandsen .... dramaturg
Vibeke Natalie Haakensen .... sub-caterer
Åge Hoffart .... distribution
Janne Holmboe .... distribution
Håvard S. Johansen .... contributing writer
Tåle Johnsen .... audit
Tove Kensland .... assistant catering
Paul Kristian Kristiansen .... rabies consultant (as Paul Kristiansen)
Monica Mathisen .... banking
Eva Therese Messel .... script supervisor (as Therese Messel)
Morten Nielsen .... location equipment
Ulf Nygaard .... accountant
Guttorm Petterson .... distribution
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes .... production secretary
Svein Risberg .... distribution
Merete Stene .... caterer (as Merethe Stene)
Christian Strøm .... banking
Mia Sundfjord .... production assistant (as Mia Sundsfjord)
Jim-Andre Taaje .... production assistant (as Jim-André Taaje)
Mette Thorud .... accountant
Torben Thuen .... production assistant
Hege Torkelsen .... assistant to the producers
Hege Torkelsen .... production secretary
Eirik Vaage .... location manager: Volda
Synne Verlo .... distribution
Sveinung Vikeså .... distribution
Tommy Wike .... location manager
Tommy Wike .... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trolljegeren" - Norway (original title)
"The Troll Hunter" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of creature terror
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The movie contains several characters played by Norwegian comedians: Otto Jespersen (the troll hunter), Knut Nærum (the power plant supervisor), Robert Stoltenberg (the Polish bear supplier), and Hans Morten Hansen (Finn, the troll hunter's boss) are all high profile comedians.See more »
Continuity: Title cards at the beginning say the hard disk with the footage was received on October 13, 2008. The TST form that Hans fills in the diner was dated October 9, 2009.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.See more »
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258 out of 307 people found the following review useful.
A ten of ten, but maybe not for foreigners?, 31 October 2010
Author: knutsindre from Norway

This movie deserves allot of praise, simply for how well it plays on the Norwegian cultural memes. Visually it is also quite good, as it show of the landscapes and places in which the folklore of trolls actually arose, and of course spices it with lovely computer graphics when needed. The graphics merge very well with the mockumentary style, and the movie itself falls between categories, mixing comedy, action and fake amateur documentary style.

The bad sides are simply that it lacks a bit of flow at times, and of course, the biggest drawback of them all, one which only applies for foreigners: it's a very very Norwegian story. I saw it with my Portuguese girlfriend, and she thought it was okay. I briefed her on our fairy tales before seeing it, but jokes like the three sheep on the bridge are hard to catch, or appreciate, without being marinated in our culture for a long time. One other issue for me was actually the cameo appearance of two Norwegian comedians, something which slightly spoils the illusion. Others might disagree.

I suspect this movie would be a seven or six of ten if I was not Norwegian, simply for its concepts, but because it is so rich to me, I give it a ten despite its flaws. You'll love this movie for its visual side, and some of the drama is also great. For Norwegians, this is a must see. For everyone else, it might be exotic and neat, and offer you some relief from classical Hollywood monster depictions.

And should you get curious after seeing it, Google for "Theodor Kittelsen", and "Asbjornsen and Moe" (: Enjoy!

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