5.6/10
5,134
29 user 93 critic

Thale (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 17 February 2012 (Norway)
Trailer
2:01 | Trailer
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 »

Director:

Aleksander Nordaas
Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Nanna lives a lonely and regimented life in Berlin. When her life crashes she receives a phone call from her long lost love, Martin, who reminds her of their carefree childhood. Martin ... See full summary »

Director: Ove Valeskog
Stars: Rebecca Labbé, Hans Müller, David Leon Espina
L'autre monde (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Director: Gilles Marchand
Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud
Made in Mosjøen (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Johanne Fossheim, Marit Thrana, Simen Nyland
Naboer (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director: Pål Sletaune
Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Michel Grau
Stars: Francisco Barreiro, Adrián Aguirre, Diego Casas Anaya
Sirkel (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A student, Harald, joins a group of people who play 'spin the bottle', but with unordinary assignments.

Director: Aleksander Nordaas
Stars: Erlend Nervold, Jon Sigve Skard, Marianne Sand
Sauna (2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila
Stars: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko
Trollhunter (2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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
Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum
Livide (2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Stars: Chloé Coulloud, Félix Moati, Jérémy Kapone
Mutants (2009)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Director: David Morlet
Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Francis Renaud, Dida Diafat
Fritt vilt (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller

The continuing adventures of a Norwegian folk legend about a woman with a tale that comes to life.

Director: Aleksander Nordaas
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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?
See more »

Connections

Followed by Thale 2 See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Norwegian folklore comes to life...
4 August 2013 | by Paul Magne HaakonsenSee all my reviews

I must admit that the DVD cover for the movie is quite alluring, and I had the sense that it would either be a good movie or fail miserably. And now having seen it, I must say that I was impressed.

The movie isn't extraordinary in any way, as it was limited by budget and also limited to a very small aspect of a potentially greater storyline. But still, the movie was entertaining and good fun to watch.

Now, when I say that I was impressed, I mean by the performances put on by Silje Reinåmo (playing Thale), Erlend Nervold (playing Elvis) and especially Jon Sigve Skard (playing Leo). They did really good jobs with their characters and carried the movie so well.

I believe that you have to really be accustomed to Norwegian folklore and legends to really get the storyline of this movie. Without such knowledge, the movie can be a little bit indifferent I suppose. And one thing that I was puzzled about was why Thale was so different from the other Hulda people in the forest. Gives you something to think about.

The story in "Thale" is about Leo and Elvis who are out deep in the forest on a cleaning job on a very messy site, when they discover a hidden entrance to a basement. They scale the stairs and find a small laboratory of sorts hidden beneath the surface. And here they also find a young, beautiful, naked woman in a bathtub. Leo and Elvis find themselves wrapped up in some mysterious events as they start to find out who or what Thale really is.

This movie came out of nowhere and proved to be good fun to watch. Norway has more to offer than just majestic scenery and black metal.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed