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Thale (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 17 February 2012 (Norway)
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Estranged friends Leo (a crime-scene cleaner) and hired-hand Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy casualty deep in the Norwegian woods. When Elvis accidentally finds a secret passage ... See full summary »

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Aleksander Nordaas
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Complete credited cast:
Silje Reinåmo ... Thale
Erlend Nervold ... Elvis
Jon Sigve Skard ... Leo
Morten Andresen ... Hvittkledd
Roland Astrand Roland Astrand ... Voice (voice) (as Roland Åstrand)
Sunniva Lien ... Thale, ung
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Estranged friends Leo (a crime-scene cleaner) and hired-hand Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy casualty deep in the Norwegian woods. When Elvis accidentally finds a secret passage that leads to a subterranean living space, he also encounters Thale, a beautiful young woman who sings, but does not speak. Though they are intrigued and concerned for her, they are ill-prepared when others, tracking Thale, finally catch up to her. Written by v1ct0rth3cl34n3r

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In a cellar, dark and deep, I lay my dearest down to sleep; A secret they would like to keep.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Thale - Ein dunkles Geheimnis See more »

Filming Locations:

Mosjøen, Nordland, Norway See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The entire set of the interiors were shot in Alexsander's parents basement in Mosjøen, Norway. A Thale or Thallen is a Scandinavian folkloric creature which possesses magical powers to induce empathy in humans if caught out of the forest, where they dwell. In the English-speaking world it would likely be classified as "faery folk". See more »

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Near the start of the film, we see the creature Thale suddenly emerge from a bathtub full of liquid. Yet her hair is barely even wet. See more »

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Elvis: [Speaking to Leo, English subtitle] How long did they give you?
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Followed by Thale 2 See more »

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More adult fantasy and mysterious drama, than horror.
8 January 2013 | by Terezia FilipkovaSee all my reviews

Thale is visually stunning, interesting in mythology and well - played movie. Yes, the story is poor and screenplay has some holes, design of "hurdles" is quite upsetting (the CGI is done well, but they look really strange), but this has an mysterious atmosphere, supplemented by shots of beautiful nature and melancholic music. Short footage is good move how to cover few deficiencies of screenplay, but maybe, it should have been 10 minutes longer...

Over an above, the character of Thale was played very suggestively by beautiful Silje Reinåmo, and the characters of "two friends" are quite nice.

Thale is strange fantasy, but it has also some aspects of art movie (the way the shots are stylized, minimalistic acting, static camera, few actors...).

I'm certainly sure, that Thale will be forgotten, and that's really pity. It is because this movie is very unconventional, so it will barely engage the attention of masses, or at least some group of people - and maybe because you can't classify Thale into some universal film genre. It has some aspects of horror, fantasy, and also mystery drama. In addition, the low budget is obvious - but I don't think it is an negative in here.

Would I recommend this movie to someone?

Namely, if you expect much of horror/gore and action - forget it and better don't watch it. But if you like shots of beautiful nature accompanied by suggestive music, slow storyline, and you like the impressions more than action, maybe you will enjoy the Thale, as I did.


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