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Manhunt (2008)

Rovdyr (original title)
The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.

Director:

Patrik Syversen

Writers:

Nini Bull Robsahm (as Ninni Bull T. Robsahm), Patrik Syversen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Henriette Bruusgaard Henriette Bruusgaard ... Camilla
Jørn Bjørn Fuller Gee Jørn Bjørn Fuller Gee ... Jørgen (as Jørn-Bjørn Fuller-Gee)
Lasse Valdal ... Roger
Nini Bull Robsahm Nini Bull Robsahm ... Mia
Janne Beate Bønes Janne Beate Bønes ... Renate (as Janne Starup Bønes)
Trym Hagen Trym Hagen ... Gutt i tre (as Trym E. Hagen)
Kristina Leganger Aaserud Kristina Leganger Aaserud ... Jenta
Helge Sveen Helge Sveen ... Jeger 1
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Jeger 2 (as Jeppe Laursen)
Erlend Vetleseter Erlend Vetleseter ... Jeger 3
Jorunn Kjellsby Jorunn Kjellsby ... Kafédame
Martin Slaatto ... Mann 1
Kristofer Hivju ... Mann 2 (as Kristoffer Hivju)
Gudmund Groven Gudmund Groven ... Mann 3
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Storyline

The summer of 1974. Four young friends have planned a relaxing weekend out in the woods. At a remote truck stop they pick up a hitchhiker, who only after a short ride demands that they stop the car. They are terrified. Suddenly they are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn. Someone is out hunting, and they are the prey Written by American Film Market

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Genres:

Horror

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Norway]

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

4 January 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Manhunt See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,131,001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Euforia Film, Fender Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film takes place in 1974, which is the year the Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released, and which this film references throughout. See more »

Goofs

A piece of dirt on Camilla's cheek disappears between shots. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany there exists two versions for the movie: FSK Keine Jugendfreigabe which is cut by 4 minutes and SPIO/JK approved which is also cut by 3 minutes. The following scenes were added to SPIO/JK version
  • A woman getting shot by a rifleman
  • A woman getting shot by a shotgun and her leg explodes, causing blood and gore to pop on the screen.
  • Sight of a woman attempting to escape while running away from the hunter
  • A hunter approaches a dead corpse and carves it with a knife
  • Some shootings are allowed at SPIO/JK version.
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Connections

References The Last House on the Left (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Manda Morra Blues
Written by Stein Ove Berg
Performed by Stein Ove Berg
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Was pretty good
28 February 2009 | by julessimmondSee all my reviews

I think the rating for this is a tad unfair. Okay, its pretty unoriginal, and doesn't particularly contribute anything new to the genre, but there was plenty that it did right. The acting throughout was great, especially the first girl. I also liked the 70's Scandinavia feel, it really gave it a tone and an atmosphere that sucked you into its world. It had a lovely texture and aesthetic to how it looked, and I think the contrast of the dated, distressed visuals with the shocking effects and edge-of-your-seat sound design was really brilliant. Yes I must say that I usually prefer a tad more story to get invested in, but it was fast, tense, believable, and I genuinely enjoyed it! Hopefully the filmmakers have more to give than this next time around- they clearly have the technical skills for the genre, lets see what they have to give in the story department. A great debut film.


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