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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 overview, first billed only:
Otto Jespersen ... Hans, trolljegeren
Glenn Erland Tosterud ... Thomas
Johanna Mørck ... Johanna
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
TomTom Jorgensen TomTom Jorgensen ... Polsk bjørnejeger (as Tom Jørgensen)
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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: We are in troll territory now. You don't seem to like entering these territories. Is there some particular reason?
Hans, trolljegeren: There was a mountain troll territory up in Strynefjell. Back in the 70's they decided to build tunnels through that troll-rich area. Both the TSS and I tried to object, but to no avail. I was given the task of going in and exterminating all the trolls. Every last one. Pregnant females. Kids. Newborns that hadn't even learned to walk. It was a massacre.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the credits there is a jump sequence where three roaring trolls burst out of a cave and at the camera See more »

Connections

Featured in Visionado obligado: Troll Hunter (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Hvilken venn vi har i Jesus (What A Friend We Have In Jesus)
Performed by Olav Werner
Music & Lyrics by Charles Crozat Converse, (as Converse), Joseph M. Scriven (as Scriven) and Heede Manus
Digital Remaster (P)1955,2007 EMI Music Norway AS
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Enjoyable mockumentary-style horror.
19 August 2013 | by BentleybowtieSee all my reviews

If you don't like mockumentary style horror cinema please skip this film. Based on what the other reviews are saying you will be very unhappy.

If you can appreciate mockumentary horror it's worth it.

Troll is loosely based on Scandinavian folklore and at first glance, it seems like utter silliness. Trolls? Really? But the movie is done so well and endearing that you actually begin to really like the fact that they chose trolls to be the main focus.

It's campy, it's funny, it's kind of cheesy sometimes but its GOOD!

It's entertainment, not horror, and it knows that which is why it works. The actors, director, art direction and everything just works together in a good way.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK19,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,585, 12 June 2011

Gross USA:

$253,444

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,341,098
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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