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Thale -- Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter Thale in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival, while they're trying to figure out what or who Thale is.

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Release Date:
17 February 2012 (Norway) See more »
Tagline:
In a cellar, dark and deep, I lay my dearest down to sleep; A secret they would like to keep.
Plot:
Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter Thale in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Extremely well paced fantasy/horror/drama film... See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Silje Reinåmo ... Thale

Erlend Nervold ... Elvis

Jon Sigve Skard ... Leo

Morten Andresen ... Hvittkledd
Roland Astrand ... Voice (voice) (as Roland Åstrand)

Sunniva Lien ... Thale, ung
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Directed by
Aleksander Nordaas 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksander Nordaas 

Produced by
Tore Fredrik Dreyer .... executive producer
Gudrun Giddings .... executive producer
Lars Andreas Hellebust .... executive producer
Camilla Fredrikke Jæger .... associate producer
Lars L. Marøy .... executive producer
Aleksander Nordaas .... associate producer
Bendik Heggen Strønstad .... producer
 
Original Music by
Raymond Enoksen 
Geirmund Simonsen 
 
Cinematography by
Aleksander Nordaas 
 
Film Editing by
Aleksander Nordaas 
 
Art Direction by
Alen Grujic 
 
Set Decoration by
Aleksander Nordaas 
 
Production Management
Tom Joelsen .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Marius Berntzen .... adr dialogue recordist
Marius Berntzen .... foley recordist
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Angell Endresen .... sound designer
Stig Holte .... sound effects editor
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Mats Andersen .... digital colourist
Fredrik Arntzen .... visual effects coordinator
Morten Jacobsen .... visual effects supervisor
Jimmy Johansson .... rigging td
Hans Jørgen Kjærnet .... shading technical director
Nikolai Lockertsen .... animation supervisor
Nikolai Lockertsen .... concept artist
Thea Matland .... animator
Håvard Munkejord .... modelling/texturing
Magnus Pettersson .... effects technical director
Magnus Pettersson .... lighting technical director
Jan Ivar Solås .... digital compositor
 
Editorial Department
Terje Kjetil Gillebo .... dcp technician
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... on-line editor: trailer
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Simen Nyland .... production staff
 
Thanks
Sigmund Elias Holm .... thanks
Uri Levanon .... special thanks
 

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76 min
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Elvis:[Speaking to Leo, English subtitle] How long did they give you?See more »
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Followed by Thale 2 (????)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Extremely well paced fantasy/horror/drama film..., 2 September 2013
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 9/1/2013 – 7 out of 10(Dir-Aleksander Nordaas): Extremely well paced fantasy/horror/drama film about a couple of clean-up guys from murder scenes who discover a girl alive in a basement dwelling who may be something other than just a girl. This movie does a great job of revealing bits and pieces of the story as it goes along until you finally understand everything at the very end. The main character(found in the basement), Thale, is one of a few of her kind – but she was kept away from the others by a slightly-abusive but mostly fatherly scientist in hopes of keeping her away from the scarier characteristics(like eating people) of the rest of the Tailed-group. This movie mixes many different genre's but keeps the main focus on the story when it could have become overly filled with special effects, gore or sex appeal(which would have happened if it was American made). A sequel is supposedly coming in the English language with the same director and hopefully it isn't butchered by American influences. The movie focuses primarily of where Thale came from, how she became who she is, and where she is going in the end. A clichéd side story about government cover-up is the only downside to the movie, but at least this is kept to a minimum. This is very similar to Species but with some different twists to the story making it unique enough to be seen. Please watch this – you will definitely be engrossed for 76 minutes. This is another foreign film that deserves more attention by Americans.

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What I gathered from the subtitles - *spoilers* sargasm1
Do NOT watch the dubbed version tzdani
Available in the US? thegreatkait
Subtitled version streaming on Netflix if you want to see it. Bunker
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