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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Elvis: [Speaking to Leo, English subtitle] How long did they give you?
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Referenced in Spillefilmen Thale har premiere i Mosjøen (2012) See more »

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very nice little sleeper
19 February 2014 | by dedboy23-804-215590See all my reviews

very nice little sleeper of a film. The actress who plays the title character is simply beautiful. It's a understated bit of cinema, with some very nice shots. Beautiful landscapes and nice camera work.

I have a big issue with people comparing this to Troll Hunter. I get that they're both from Norway and focus on Norwegian folklore. However, to say that Troll Hunter is great and this is not is like saying apples are great while pears are not. You simply cannot compare the two.

I believe that Thale had roughly one third of Troll Hunters budget, yet its very beautiful. Again, if you're looking for bombast, Troll Hunter has that... but this is a quite good film.


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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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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,500
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1.85 : 1
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