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Trollhunter (2010)

Trolljegeren (original title)
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A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

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... Hans, trolljegeren
... Thomas
Johanna Mørck ... Johanna
Tomas Alf Larsen ... Kalle
Urmila Berg-Domaas ... Malica
Hans Morten Hansen ... Finn Haugen
Robert Stoltenberg ... Polsk bjørnejeger
Knut Nærum ... E-verkssjef
Eirik Bech ... Campingplasseier
Inge Erik Henjesand
Tom Jørgensen ... Polsk bjørnejeger
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes
Magne Skjævesland
Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland ... Hilde, veterinär
Finn Norvald Øvredal
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When bears are found dead in Norway, students from Volda University, Thomas, Johanna and cameraman Kalle, decide to investigate. They stalk the trail of the mysterious hunter Hans expecting to find an explanation for the killings. The reluctant Hans tries to flee from the youngsters, but then agrees to let them film him in action, provided they follow his orders. Soon the trio of students learns that Hans is actually a troll hunter working for a secret government agency. Further, several dangerous trolls have escaped from their territory and Hans is assigned to eliminate them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You'll believe it when you see it!

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of creature terror | See all certifications »

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29 October 2010 (Norway)  »

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Trollhunter  »

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NOK 19,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,585, 12 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252,652, 18 September 2011
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Trollhunter contains many references to Norwegian culture and Norwegian folktales e.g. the belief that there are different species of trolls, trolls having a tail, multiple heads, the ability to smell a Christian's blood, trolls eating rocks, but loving meat and sometimes being man-eaters. The trolls are also described as big, old, strong, but slow and dim-witted, turning to stone when exposed to sunlight. The film also has several specific references to some traditional fairy tales e.g. Boots Who Ate a Match With the Troll, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Soria Moria Castle. See more »

Goofs

Title cards at the beginning say the hard disk with the footage was received on October 13, 2008. The TST form that Hans fills in the diner was dated October 9, 2009. See more »

Quotes

Thomas: In a sense, you're a true Norwegian hero.
Hans, trolljegeren: No, you're wrong about that. There's nothing heroic about what I do. It's dirty work.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the final credits, there is a notice in English, claiming that "No trolls were harmed during the making of this movie". See more »

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
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By Edvard Grieg
[In the brief scene with the 3 trolls at the very end of the film]
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Incredibly fun
24 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at Sundance last Friday and have to say it is the most fun I have had at the movies in a long while. The story is filmed in "mockumentary" style a la Cloverfield and has a healthy dose of dry Scandanavian humor to accent the dramatic and action sequences. While the story is relatively tight, it does not have the pretense as Sundance entries often do, as it never takes itself too seriously. We ran into a couple of the film's producers the next day in Park City and found them to be as grounded as the film they were behind.

I highly recommend this film and seriously hope it sees the light of day in the U.S.


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