In André Øvredal's high-energy monster movie, novice filmmakers Thomas, Johanne, and Kalle set out to make a student film investigating a series of unexplained bear poaching incidents plaguing the snowy Norwegian countryside. Their investigation quickly implicates Hans, a shadowy loner who unexpectedly invites the trio into his world, revealing the poaching epidemic as an orchestrated cover for Hans' top-secret work managing the country's rampant and unruly troll population. From there, TROLLHUNTER is a nonstop wild ride as the group investigates the mysterious depletion of the troll populace and begins to uncover a covert government conspiracy, all smartly contextualized in a comic-edged play on Norway's real folk mythology.
Purporting to be the now-missing students' recovered footage, TROLLHUNTER presents an unrelenting, adrenaline-pumping collage of troll mayhem, making for a fantastical entry in the current "found-footage" genre, and an eye-popping revitalization of the classic creature feature. At once an action-adventure story, a horror film, and a deadpan Scandinavian comedy, TROLLHUNTER will rivet viewers beginning to end with its dynamic, utterly original vision.
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Primary Cast Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Mørck, Glenn Erland Tosterud
Director André Øvredal
Screenwriter André Øvredal
Producer John M. Jacobson, Sveinung Golimo
Editor Per Erik Eriksen
Director of Photography Hallvard Braein
Post Production Marcus Brodersen
VFX Marcus Brodersen