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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

A painting by Theodor Kittelsen based on the Soria Moria Castle fairy story is used as a backdrop on one of the trips they do in the film (Thomas stands in the same pose and asks his friends "Do I look like that famous painting?"). See more »

Goofs

There are two different mountain routes escalating from Øvre Årdal, the place where they visited the vet. In the film they are alternating shown driving on both when they leave the place. See more »

Quotes

Hans, trolljegeren: A giant, 200 feet tall, has chased the Dovre trolls down here. We don't want Jotnars running around.
Malica: Give me a break. Do you all actually believe in trolls?
Hans, trolljegeren: You think a squirrel rampaged through here? If only the trolls were happy. But TSS wants to keep a lid on everything.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: The Troll Hunter (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Bird
Performed by Bigbang (as Big Bang)
Music & Lyrics by Øystein Greni
Copyright Controlled
(P)2000 Warner Music Norway
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A stunning Norwegian masterpiece.
8 February 2011 | by UnholyOneSee all my reviews

I've been looking forward to this ever since I first heard about it, it sounded fantastic. A group of three university students are making a documentary about a series of mysterious bear killings, but soon discover that it isn't bears doing the killings but trolls, actual real Norwegian trolls.They start to follow a mysterious hunter, who they soon learn is a government paid troll hunter. It is very well made with excellent effects considering the budget. The trolls are brilliantly designed and very diverse, with a traditional 'fairy tale' look and the film delves deep into the whole troll mythology. The cave scene was very well done too and unbelievably tense and the climax is well worth waiting for. I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed a film as much as this, it really is that good, with some very good performances and stunning Norwegian scenery. I absolutely loved it, although it won't be to everyones taste. I am sorely tempted to give it 10/10 for pure entertainment value. In one word, amazing.


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