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‘Made in Mosjøen’ Trailer: There’s Something Fishy About This Web Series-Turned-Film

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‘Made in Mosjøen’ Trailer: There’s Something Fishy About This Web Series-Turned-Film
Now that the first season of “Made in Mosjøen” is complete, Aleksander Nordaas has edited his web series into a feature film — and has made the story of a gun made out a fish available for free. Watch a trailer for “Mosjøen,” which follows the writer/director’s film “Thale,” below.

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“Releasing ‘Made in Mosjøen’ for free is not me giving into piracy and throwing more traditional release models overboard,” he told Empire of the release strategy. “As this is my personal project, it’s a chance for me to actually try to play a bit of ball with the filesharers and gain some audience insight, which I believe is vital knowledge to be able to survive as a filmmaker in the rapid evolving market. As far as I’m concerned, not being flexible means eventually breaking.
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Aleksander Nordaas Presents Made In Mosjøen

Aleksander Nordaas Presents Made In Mosjøen
David Lynch is currently, as we know, preparing his surprise return to Twin Peaks. But as if to demonstrate that Lynch doesn't have the monopoly on episodic oddity, Aleksander Nordaas, the Norwegian director of the excellent Thale (tah-lay), is launching his own web series, Made In Mosjøen. Thale's stars Silje Reinåmo and Jon Sigve Skard are among the cast. See what you make of the extended teaser trailer below...Speaking to Empire, Nordaas explains that releasing a free series is "sort of my personal tryout and response to what happened with Thale. After the release, I was absolutely thrilled by the growing interest among the international audience, but I wasn't equally thrilled about the numerous pirate-versions appearing all over. I decided to initiate a dialogue with the filesharers, and what I thought was going to be a major 'screw you' response actually turned out quite informative."Releasing Made In
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Aleksander Nordaas Plans Thale Sequel

Aleksander Nordaas Plans Thale Sequel
Clearly thanks to its "breakout" status in Kim Newman's Video Dungeon in the current issue of Empire , the quietly wonderful Norwegian fantasy Thale has just earned itself a sequel. Original writer/director Aleksander Nordaas remains at the helm for more folkloric Scandinavian scares.The original film concerns the titular forest sprite (tah-lay), who is one of the Huldra: siren-like creatures from Nordic myth. The Huldras' general modus operandi is to lure men to their deaths by sitting naked under waterfalls, but Thale has been captured for study by a well-meaning human guardian and imprisoned for some years. Upon his death, however, she's discovered by the crime-scene cleaners who come to scrub her cabin-in-the-woods, and her emergence from captivity attracts dangerous attention.The wordless Thale was affectingly played by Silje Reinåmo (Empire spoke to Silje at the Night Visions festival in Helsinki last autumn) but it's unclear at this stage
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"Thale" Grows Stale Right in Front of Your Eyes

A jolty combination of comedy, detective fancy and myth makes Thale a fun testament to Norwegian folklore. To be fair, “fun” is not entirely what the movie is going for; it teeters weirdly between comedy and horror without ever achieving frightfulness and fills in lots of low-key screen time wherein little happens and dialogue occurs slowly and wryly. But it’s worth a watch if only for the bizarre embodiment of the title character (Silje Reinåmo), a spidery-lashed, darting-eyed folk creature kept in captivity.

Folk creature, you say? Why, yes.

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Exclusive: Director Aleksander Nordaas Talks Thale

Exclusive: Director Aleksander Nordaas Talks Thale
Aleksander Nordaas Talks Thale, available on DVD and Blu-ray today!

On Blu-ray and DVD today after a limited theatrical run, Thale follows two crime scene cleaners who discover a beautiful, tailed female creature known as a huldra locked away in a cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: She's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.

We recently caught up with writer/director Aleksander Nordaas to chat about this thriller based on ancient Norwegian folklore. And it only added to the excitement that he called us from the land of Thale itself. Here is our conversation.

How's the weather up there in Norway this afternoon?

Aleksander Nordaas: I actually don't want to talk about the weather. (Laughs) There is a lot of snow.

The artwork for Thale has been amazing. It really reaches out and grabs you,
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Thale DVD Review

Thale DVD Review
Title: Thale Directed by: Aleksander Nordaas Starring: Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, Jon Sigve Skard Running time: 76 minutes, Not Rated Special Features: Trailer, English & Norwegian language tracks Leo and Elvis are employed at a crime scene cleaning company and are called out to a house in the forest where they encounter several horrors of gory brutality until they discover a seemingly feral woman alive in a milky bathtub located in a decrepit basement. Elvis finds recordings from a man who had abducted the woman he calls “Thale,” whom had conducted abusive experiments on the woman since she was a child. While Elvis and Leo wait for the police, Thale [ Read More ]

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Thale's Identity Might Be Best Forgotten: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by XLrator Media. Director/writer: Aleksander Nordaas. Cast: Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold and Jon Sigve Skard. There have been a number of films that have been flowing out of Norway, in recent years. Troll Hunter was a title that dealt with creatures of yore. This film released in 2010 to acclaim. The Cold Prey series of films also originated in this Scandinavian locale. Cold Prey was a slasher film that dealt with several unlucky hikers. Now, Norway and director Aleksander Nordaas have released a fantasy film titled Thale. The character Thale is a huldra, a mythical creature, which is an off-shoot of humanity. Thale's identity is at the core of the film. Slowly paced with very little tension, film fans might be best served searching for other titles from this smallish country. The film begins with the characters Elvis (Erlend Nervold
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Thale Movie Review

Thale Movie Review
Title: Thale Director: Aleksander Nordaas Starring: Erlend Norvold, Jon Sigve Skard, Silje Reinåmo, Morten Andresen Supernaturally tinged Norwegian mystery-horror import “Thale” unfolds, on a narrative level, like some weird hybrid of “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Splice” and “Lady in the Water” — a work that dances around a couple moods and genres without ever really wholeheartedly committing to one in particular. Telling the story of a surprise woodland contact between a pair of guys and an awakened, captive huldra — a nymph-like creature of Scandinavian folklore — writer-director Aleksander Nordaas’ work gives off a certain eerie vibe that, along with its regional specificity, add up to give the movie a pungent originality. [ Read More ]

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Sexy Thale Foregoes Mystery for Didactic Disclosure and Slow-mo Murder

Sexy Thale Foregoes Mystery for Didactic Disclosure and Slow-mo Murder
If you had to stumble upon an angry, vicious mythic creature, you could do worse than the sexy monster found in Thale by Elvis (Erlend Nervold) and Leo (Jon Sigve Skard), two guys who clean up after crime scenes. At their latest gig, the duo stumble upon Thale (Silje Reinåmo), a stunning woman in a secret basement who emerges out of a milky bathtub and who, it turns out, was kept captive for decades by a man who experimented on her while hiding her from mysterious pursuers. Audiotapes and a severed tail kept in a fridge prove clues to Thale's folkloric origins, though the mystery is soon altogether sapped by writer-director Aleksander Nordaas's decision to have Thale provide Elvis with psychic transmissions that bluntly lay out her backstory. Any initial, intriguing otherwo...
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Thale Theatrical Dates Revealed

Looking forward to seeing Thale on the big screen? Then this story is right up your sexy monster-loving alley. Read on for the initial set of theatrical engagements by city, and if you're lucky, your city will be there!

Seattle:

Date: April 3, 2013

Theater: Siff Film Center

Location: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

Time: 6:45pm

Boston/Cambridge:

Date: April 4, 2013

Theater: Brattle

Location: 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, Ma

Time: 8:00pm

San Francisco:

Date: April 4, 2013

Theater: The Roxie

Location: 3117 16th St., San Francisco, CA

Time: 9:15pm

Los Angeles:

Date: April 5, 2013

Theater: Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theater

Location: 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles

Time: 12:00am

New York:

Date: April 5, 2013

Theater: Cinema Village

Location: 22 E. 12th St., New York, NY

Time: 11:00pm Screening

Denver:

Date: April 5, 2013

Theater: Sie FilmCenter

Location: 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Co

Time: 10:00pm Screening

Portland:

Date: April 5 and 6

Theater: Nw FilmCenter / Whitsell Auditorium

Location: 1219 Sw Park Ave., Portland,
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Win Tickets to See Thale in L.A.

Contest time, kids! We're giving away five (5) pairs of tickets for Thale at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles on April 5th. Read on for details on how you can enter. Popcorn not included but feel free to send some our way, thanks.

The Cinefamily is located at 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

The film arrives from Xlrator Media on VOD March 21st with a limited theatrical run on April 5th and a Blu-ray/DVD release on April 23rd.

Thale (review here), from director Aleksander Nordaas, stars Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, and Jon Sigve Skard. It was produced by Bendik Heggen Strønstad under his Yesbox Productions banner, co-produced by Lars L. Marøy at Film Found Fuzz, and executive produced by Gudrun Giddings, Tore Fredrik Dreyer,
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DVD Review - Thale (2012)

Thale, 2012.

Directed by Aleksander Nordaas.

Starring Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, Jon Sigve Skard, Morten Andresen, Roland Astrand and Sunniva Lien.

Synopsis:

When two crime scene cleaners are called out to a remote forest cabin they come across more than just the dead body of a man ripped in two. In the cellar of the cabin they discover the mythical creature Thale.

If Thale is, as the film's marketing wants us to believe a horror film, then it conforms to at least one trait of the genre: the woman or females survival dependent on one of the male characters. Before Elvis (Erlend Nervold), one half of “No Shit Cleaning Company”, steps up to be Thale's (Sunniva Lien) knight in shining armour, there is another male character important in her story: the dead man, ripped into pieces by the local wildlife. This mysterious figure is present through only the sound of his voice,
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Exclusive Clip From Thale Found Hiding in the Woods

Alrighty, kids! Time for another glimpse of the hottest new creature on the block (and we mean that), Thale, in this exclusive clip that we came across that was originally obscured by trees. Well, not really, but we love theatrics.

The film arrives from Xlrator Media on VOD March 21st with a limited theatrical run on April 5th and a Blu-ray/DVD release on April 23rd.

Thale (review here), from director Aleksander Nordaas, stars Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, and Jon Sigve Skard. It was produced by Bendik Heggen Strønstad under his Yesbox Productions banner, co-produced by Lars L. Marøy at Film Found Fuzz, and executive produced by Gudrun Giddings, Tore Fredrik Dreyer, and Lars Andreas Hellebust.

Synopsis

Two crime scene cleaners discover a mythical tailed, female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her tale herself, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come
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Norwegian horror Thale: UK DVD review

Director: Aleksander Nordaas. Review: Adam Wing. We can probably blame Troll Hunter for this. With stunning effects, lush scenery, strong performances and an inventive screenplay, André Øvredal’s second feature was one of the strangest and strongest horror movies of 2010. Thale walks the same path, dealing in mythical creatures, Norwegian folklore, a sprinkling of dark comedy and the promise of horror, but loses its footing when it comes to quality entertainment. Two cleaners, one cabin and an encounter with a mythical creature called Thale, that’s what you get with this disappointingly dreary Scandinavian creature feature. Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) and Elvis (Erlend Nervold) are crime scene cleaners, not that Elvis really has the stomach for it anymore. On their latest job they head down to the basement and discover Thale (Silje Reinåmo), unquestionably supernatural and mostly naked. It’s not long before Leo and Elvis believe they’ve discovered a real life huldra.
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Check Out the Domestic Trailer for Norwegian Horror Fantasy Thale

The domestic trailer for writer/director Aleksander L. Nordaas' Thale is now online and you can check it out in the player below. Right beneath it is the previous, international version, released last year along with a new poster. Starring Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, Jon Sigve Skard, Morten Andresen and Roland Astrand, Thale is a fantasy horror thriller that follows two crime-scene cleaners who discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. Although the poster is similar to the one released last year , the new design is a bit more colorful, playing up the fantasy aspect. Thale hits...
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Thale - New One-Sheet, Stills, Trailer, Release Plans and More!

Looking forward to the crazed little flick known as Thale? Then listen up, kids, because we have a Ton of new stuff for you right here. Get naked, unfurl your tail, and take a look.

The film arrives from Xlrator Media on VOD March 21st with a limited theatrical run on April 5th and a Blu-ray/DVD release on April 23rd.

Thale (review here), from director Aleksander Nordaas, stars Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, and Jon Sigve Skard. It was produced by Bendik Heggen Strønstad under his Yesbox Productions banner, co-produced by Lars L. Marøy at Film Found Fuzz, and executive produced by Gudrun Giddings, Tore Fredrik Dreyer, and Lars Andreas Hellebust.

Synopsis

Two crime scene cleaners discover a mythical tailed, female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her tale herself, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together; she’s been held
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Second Thale Trailer and Hi-Res Photo Gallery

Second Thale Trailer and Hi-Res Photo Gallery
Two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: She's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. XLrator Media is bringing the Norwegian thriller Thale to select cities on April 5th, before its DVD release on April 23rd. if you're anxious to see this awesome cult hit before then, it will be available on VOD starting March 21st. We have the second trailer, a ton of posters, and a huge Hi-Res photo gallery for what Movieweb's own Brian Gallagher calls, "The best movie about a hot chick with a tail I've ever seen." If you can't trust that, who can you trust?

Thale - Trailer 2

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Thale comes to theaters April 5th, 2013 and stars Silje Reinåmo,
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Tiff 2012: Thale Lands Us Distribution with XLrator Media

Another film we've been talking about for a while now has landed Us distribution during the still going Toronto International Film Festival (it ends Sunday, September 16th): Thale will be released Stateside early next year by XLrator Media.

Thale is a haunting and atmospheric thriller that grips you from the opening scene to the chilling finale,” said Barry Gordon, CEO of XLrator Media. “It once again shows Scandinavia to be a rich wellspring for today’s most compelling and stylish thrillers, from Let The Right One In to Troll Hunter to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and its sequels.”

Related Story: Hot Buns and Cold Locales Featured in New Thale Imagery

Thale (review here), from director Aleksander Nordaas, stars Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, and Jon Sigve Skard. It was produced by Bendik Heggen Strønstad under his Yesbox Productions banner, co-produced by Lars L. Marøy at Film Found Fuzz,
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Tiff 2012 Review: Thale, A Mythical Creature From Norway

What do you say to a naked lady -- especially one who emerges from a bathtub filled with a milky white substance, and a hose stuck in her mouth? If you're Elvis (Erlend Nervold), a neophyte worker with No Shit Cleaning Services in Norway, you don't say anything at all, because the naked lady (Silje Reinåmo) has one arm firmly lodged against your windpipe before you know what's happening. It's left up to Leo (Jon Sigve Skard), the owner of the cleaning service, to calmly and gently speak to the feral creature and offer up something to distract her from killing Elvis. Leo asked his good friend Elvis to help out after his usual assistant wasn't available. The cleaning service specializes in the removal...
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Toronto 2012: Vanguard Supernatural Thriller 'Thale' Acquired for U.S. by XLrator Media

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Toronto 2012: Vanguard Supernatural Thriller 'Thale' Acquired for U.S. by XLrator Media
XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the Norwegian supernatural thriller “Thale,” written and directed by Aleksander L. Nordaas. The film, which played the SXSW Film Festival in March, will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival Wednesday night in the Vanguard section. XLrator plans an early 2013 release. Silje Reinåmo, Jon Sigve Skard, Erlend Nervold, Morten Andresen, Sunniva Lien and Roland Åstrand star in the story of a mythical “huldra” — a beautiful, tailed female forest creature — that two crime scene cleaners discover confined to a concealed cellar. Bendik Heggen Strønstad produced under his Yesbox Productions banner; Gudrun Giddings, Tore Fredrik Dreyer and Lars Andreas Hellebust are executive producers. Read More: More International Action Films in America: XLrator Media Launches Turbo “‘Thale’ is a haunting and atmospheric thriller that grips you from the opening scene...
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