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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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
More adult fantasy and mysterious drama, than horror. 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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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
More adult fantasy and mysterious drama, than horror., 8 January 2013

Thale is visually stunning, interesting in mythology and well - played movie. Yes, the story is poor and screenplay has some holes, design of "hurdles" is quite upsetting (the CGI is done well, but they look really strange), but this has an mysterious atmosphere, supplemented by shots of beautiful nature and melancholic music. Short footage is good move how to cover few deficiencies of screenplay, but maybe, it should have been 10 minutes longer...

Over an above, the character of Thale was played very suggestively by beautiful Silje Reinåmo, and the characters of "two friends" are quite nice.

Thale is strange fantasy, but it has also some aspects of art movie (the way the shots are stylized, minimalistic acting, static camera, few actors...).

I'm certainly sure, that Thale will be forgotten, and that's really pity. It is because this movie is very unconventional, so it will barely engage the attention of masses, or at least some group of people - and maybe because you can't classify Thale into some universal film genre. It has some aspects of horror, fantasy, and also mystery drama. In addition, the low budget is obvious - but I don't think it is an negative in here.

Would I recommend this movie to someone?

Namely, if you expect much of horror/gore and action - forget it and better don't watch it. But if you like shots of beautiful nature accompanied by suggestive music, slow storyline, and you like the impressions more than action, maybe you will enjoy the Thale, as I did.

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