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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.

Director:

André Øvredal

Writer:

André Øvredal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Jespersen ... Hans, trolljegeren
Glenn Erland Tosterud ... Thomas
Johanna Mørck Johanna Mørck ... Johanna
Tomas Alf Larsen Tomas Alf Larsen ... Kalle
Urmila Berg-Domaas Urmila Berg-Domaas ... Malica
Hans Morten Hansen Hans Morten Hansen ... Finn Haugen
Robert Stoltenberg Robert Stoltenberg ... Polsk bjørnejeger
Knut Nærum Knut Nærum ... E-verkssjef
Eirik Bech Eirik Bech ... Campingplasseier
Inge Erik Henjesand Inge Erik Henjesand
Tom Jørgensen Tom Jørgensen ... Polsk bjørnejeger
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes Benedicte Aubert Ringnes
Magne Skjævesland Magne Skjævesland
Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland ... Hilde, veterinär
Finn Norvald Øvredal Finn Norvald Øvredal
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Trollhunter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film contains several references to old Scandinavian folklore. For example, the goats on a bridge and a troll under it are a reference to the "Three Billy Goats Gruff". At one point Kalle mentions an eating competition, a reference to the story "Askeladden". See more »

Goofs

There are two ferry routes from Volda: one north-west to Lauvstad, one south-west to Folkestad. The protagonists drive their vehicles onto the Lauvstad ferry, but shortly afterward cross into the next county on the E39, which is the road leading south from Folkestad. See more »

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Thomas: I don't have rabies. Hello! Dogs have rabies.
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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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Remade as Troll Hunter See more »

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Dagane
Performed by Odd Nordstoga
Music & Lyrics by Odd Nordstoga
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(P)2006 Universal Music AS
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Need to get me some troll stink.
8 February 2011 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Recently our Viking brethren from the Icey North have dipped their manly toes in the creative waters of film-making. That's not to say they haven't before, but I would say films about an evil Santa Claus, Nazi Zombies and now, Troll Hunters are probably not Norway and Finland's go-to themes. I could be wrong, and I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.

Nevertheless with that, what we have here with The Troll Hunter is a story that starts with a trio of young college documentarians trying figure out why there are so many bear disappearances happening. Through Carmen Sandiego-like sleuth-work they come upon a Troll Hunter - and then, the...hunt...is...on! Trolls are loose and it's now up to them to put an end to their trolly shenanigans! The film goes down the right paths, and follows a rather formulaic story-line, but with such a unique story leading the way, you're more than happy to take the voyage through troll territory.

The biggest and most satisfying aspect of this film, for myself, was that the film didn't shy away from any one area. A recent Scandanavian film that I won't name *fart*rareexports*fart* - excuse me. That film brought you along and hoped to entice the viewer with emotion, an early surprise, and then male nudity - it didn't work, and I was left stunned by the lackluster 'Fin'ished product. Here, they talk about trolls, and go off to hunt trolls, so you'd think there would be trolls. And yep, there are! And not only that, they informed the viewer quite well about troll history and the different types. It was the type of love you hoped would be present here, and I can't help to feel thankful for such research and creative thinking.

Overall, the actors and writing delivered a fine job as they juggled tongue-in-cheek overacting with some scenes of serious drama. Basically every area of the film delivered to how you would want, and I was totally content with how the fx and trolls all looked. It's one of the best found footage films around, and if you enjoy fantasy in the slightest, you should give this a look.

My only real complaint here is how they could have neglected to put in the only troll that is still regularly found in modern days. I kept on asking myself, 'Where the hell is the IMDb troll?' The stinkiest, most pathetic troll to have ever lived is not put into the film? I suppose watching a troll whine to his or her mother about picking up the new and improved Oxy 5 zit medication or a bulk supply of super strength maxipads isn't really must-see TV. It would have been nice to get a view into what their lairs must look like, but I guess, it would have taken away from the adventure aesthetic of this film. I suppose then it's up to me and you to stop the IMDb trolls. First things first, if you see a hungry one, restrain from feeding it. After you do that, leave it to me. *pulls on troll disemboweling gloves*


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