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

Director: 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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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.


Certificate:

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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)
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1.85 : 1
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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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Followed by Thale 2 See more »

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A horror movie that tries for more
21 July 2014 | by Brett RobsonSee all my reviews

Thale is really a great movie. Cinematography, locations, set design, colour schemes, acting and casting are all spot on. The budget didn't stretch to magnificent special effects, and if I have one criticism it would be that the director could have found a way around these scenes. He could have implied both the creatures and the violence a la Val Lewton.

It's also a mystery for the first thirty minutes or so. At the end it tries for a bit more. You actually feel that the characters lives have changed due to their experiences. This could easily have been maudlin or even silly but the two male leads manage to make you believe through understatement.

Don't expect to be jumping out of your seat but welcome the thoughts this movie conjures up.

Aleksander Nordaas is a force to be reckoned with. Can't wait to see more from him.


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