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New York Premiere

Norway | 103 MINUTES | Norwegian |


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.


Directed by André Øvredal

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.
Per Erik Eriksen
André Øvredal
André Øvredal
John M. Jacobson, Sveinung Golimo
Primary Cast
Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Mørck, Glenn Erland Tosterud
Marcus Brodersen
Director of Photography
Hallvard Braein
Post Production
Marcus Brodersen


Technical Contact
Jason Stoff
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.924.6701 x207
Director's Agent
André Øvredal
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.924.6701