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

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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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Release Date:
29 October 2010 (Norway) See more »
You'll believe it when you see it!
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
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
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)
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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Did You Know?

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 »
Errors in geography: 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 »
Hans, trolljegeren:Let's go visit the clowns in charge of the power grid.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »
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57 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
Troll Hunter is a flawed but fun time, 29 January 2011
Author: ianfarkas9 from United States

I sincerely want to love Troll Hunter, the latest in a batch of Scandinavian horror movies that have been shipped stateside. I want to love it for its tense cat and mouse moments, I want to love it for its impressive ideas towards shaky cam cinematography, and most of all I want to love it for the trolls themselves, massive behemoths scouring the Norwegian countryside for a stray sheep or unsuspecting college student. Unfortunately, Troll Hunter is a mixed bag that brings down the good with an abundance of the bad. The film starts out with a group of doe-eyed college students who have been sent to investigate a recent influx of bear poaching, perpetrated by a mysterious man with an initial aversion to cameras and a camper full of bizarre equipment. It doesn't take long for this shady character to reveal his mission to the students: he is in fact a "Trolljegeren", a government hired Troll Hunter who ensures the illusive creatures existence is kept unknown by tracking down and killing any trolls that stray from their territorial boundaries. The students take this shocking revelation quite well, and agree to follow the hunter as he tries to decipher the new found aggressiveness of trolls in the area.

The plot is simple, and passes up time that could be spent trying to establish logical character motivation in favor of lightly comic scenes and exposition regarding the biology and history of the trolls. This is not entirely a bad thing for most of the movie, as director André Øvredal keeps things going smoothly, pushing the audience from one impressive set piece to another. Many of the troll encounters are tense and breathtaking at the same time, and one cannot help but marvel at the sight of a troll chasing our hapless heroes. This is largely due to the impressive low budget CGI used throughout the film and surprisingly smooth camera-work, ditching the tiresome technique of flinging the camera left and right (as one would most likely do in real life, to be fair) in favor of steady shots that allows the audience to marvel at the beasts without sacrificing the tension gained through shaky cam cinematography. The trolls themselves look amazing, by far some of the most imaginative and well rendered budget movie magic I have seen in a long time, especially coupled with the beautiful Norwegian scenery.

Sadly, despite all the praise I have heaped upon Troll Hunter, the movie isn't without its flaws. The film falls flat on its face several times, whether it is caused by overly bland exposition or painfully unfunny comedy that pops up throughout the film. These lulls aren't so bad in the first half, but become incredibly agitating in the second as the viewer waits for a payoff that refuses to rear its ugly head. Also to note is the films general sloppiness in the final act, in which multiple characters are introduced without purpose, are never given an exit, and don't fit at all within the story. Finally, the film arrives at a conclusion that is incredibly odd, as characters are dismissed without any closure to their arcs and events begin to happen that are head- scratchingly misplaced. Although many of these gripes cripple what could have been one of the best sci-fi movies of the New Year, Troll Hunter is still a fun but flawed ride with enjoyable scenes and some great visuals.

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