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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 ... 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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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

Camilla draws a bow with her elbow down (a common mistake for non-archers). Drawing like that, she should not have been able to get the power or accuracy she does with her shot. 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

Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Manda Morra Blues
Written by Stein Ove Berg
Performed by Stein Ove Berg
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User Reviews

 
Nice Norwegian splatter!
28 June 2008 | by ebenestadSee all my reviews

Patrick Syversen and Ninni Robsahm must be the most dangerous couple in Norway. Together they transformed the harmonic Norwegian woods into a dark nightmare. When this film kicks in you can either love or hate it, but that's how it should be with this kind of movies.

The title music by David Hess(taken from Last House on the Left) sets the mood and from there on you can just lean back and get scared out of your mind. This is not the sterile dreamy and slightly funny kind of horror that we usually see these days. Rovdyr has taken back the hardcore thrill ride story telling we saw in American and Italian horror movies during the 70's.

I hope Syversen and Robsahm will continue on the route they have started because they are most interesting as makers of Norwegian 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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