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Rovdyr (2008)

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 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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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 »

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 »

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Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012) See more »

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Manda Morra Blues
Written by Stein Ove Berg
Performed by Stein Ove Berg
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So close to the edge of my seat I was standing
17 January 2012 | by videa552See all my reviews

Really only 5 stars? you have to be kidding me this film was great. From start to finish it kept me on the edge of my seat, I felt like my heart was going to pop out of my chest.

It is quite a basic movie as are most movies of this nature, there is not to much time spent on plot as we need to build suspense and see how the reactions of the characters play out. Its a basic story of good Vs Evil set in a 1970s Norwegian woods. A group of friends travel to the middle of nowhere to go hiking and camping(what an original idea) and end up in a fight for survival. Its your usual everyday plot for a survival horror, But for what it lacks in originality it makes up for in bucket loads everywhere else. The acting is above par along with suspense and some pretty gruesome effects. Its obvious to me that the makers of this film are big fans of the genre and have stayed true to its spirit, which for another fan makes it a great joy to watch.

As I've said the acting is superb, as we get immersed deeper into the action and the dialog becomes ever more sparse we start to see the real capability of the troupe, convincingly portraying the terror of being trapped and hunted by unknowns pushing the suspense level through the roof. Henriette Bruusgaard as Camilla stands out here in the lead role who to my surprise has only played in one other role after this.

Visually it looks great, nice grainy quality to the picture along with some solid cinematography. It feels like watching something of a similar nature from the 70s which helps add authenticity to the project. From the main titles to the ending credits it feels like an exploitation movie from the heyday of the 1970s which many movies lately have tried to achieve and haven't managed to pull off half as well as this. The sound design is also very impressive and offers a great soundtrack.

I really would like to congratulate everyone who worked on this obviously they put so much effort in and it shows. I cant find any reason to complain about this movie I enjoyed it immensely and can't recommend it enough, like a gruesome flashback to the 70s this movie stays true to the genre pushing you to the very edge of your seat chewing down your fingers to nubs. So put on the oven mitts, glue yourself to the sofa and enjoy the ride.


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