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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.

Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 103 minutes
Language: Norwegian
Country: Norway
Premiere: New York
Cast & Credits
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
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About the Director(s)
ANDRÉ ØVREDAL is a successful commercial director in Norway. He earned a BA from Brooks Institute of Photography in California. He directed the thriller Future Murder in 2000. Since then, Øvredal has been directing award-winning short films.


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