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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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Very talented young filmmaking on tiny budget See more (25 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

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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37 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Very talented young filmmaking on tiny budget, 25 February 2012
Author: OJT from Norway

After seeing the first teaser of Thale I wasn't expecting very much of this Norwegian low budget film which is a mix of the genres crime, drama, gore and adventure. The more I got surprised by seeing the film at the cinema.

'Thale' is based on a mythical character in Norwegian folklore called 'Huldra'. A hulder is a beautiful young woman living in water in the dark woods, louring men into the water with them, getting attention with their heavenly singing. This folklore came from warning kids to stay away from waters, back in the ancient times. A hulder looks just like a woman, except you tell it's a hulder by her tail.

The film opens with some rather disgusting scenes, really preparing you on something the film isn't - gory. Two crime scene washers comes to a cottage out in the deep woods. It's a long time since I've seen such a start of a film involving blood, stiff body and puking. But the film soon changes more into a thriller when the two men find i cellar looking like a serial killers office. Then they discover Thale...

It's easy to see that this film is low budget, but there's much talent here. Silje Reinåmo (Thale) is very good, and the CGI is handled well. Norwegian folklore suits CGI great. With more work on the script, this could easily have been a classic like "TrollHunter".

Far from perfect, but I'll give a 6/10 for the talent and the difference. I'd like to see more on a larger budget and a more thorough script.

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