Norway, 2010, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Language: Norwegian English Sub-Titles
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35mm Presentation - The government says there's nothing to worry about—it's just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don't believe it, and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious "poacher" until their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero—The Troll Hunter—risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales. From Norwegian writer/director André Øvredal comes Trollhunter, a thrillingly entertaining creature feature filled with harrowing suspense—and the darkest of humor. Filmed in the stunningly beautiful countryside of Norway, from fjords to forests, Trollhunter tells the story of a veteran hunter—and fed-up government employee—as he reveals the world of beasts known only to Norwegians in stories from their childhood. It's not long before the students—and the audience—believe his unlikely tales.
DIRECTOR: André Øvredal
Principal Cast: Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck
US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures