SFF 2011: Troll Hunter: The Other Norwegian Wood

12 Jun

By Lukey Folkard, Sydney Film Festival Correspondent

This Norwegian found-footage romp, in the style of Cloverfield and Blair Witch Project, may not be the most important film of the SFF, but there’s a good chance it may be the one of the most fun.

André Øvredal directs this horror-comedy mockumentary about a student film crew, investigating a mysterious bear poacher, Hans (played by controversial Norwegian comedian Otto Jespersen). Hans belongs to the Troll Security Service protecting the unsuspecting public from an ancient and deadly Norse predator.

Combining Norse folklore, spectacular landscapes, dodgy handy-cam and quite decent special effects, fans of the genre will be well satisfied. It’s not going to change the world, but a fun, 100-minute nerd-fest well spent.

See it before the inevitable English remake.

7.5/10


The Troll Hunter is plays again on the Friday 17th June at 8:30pm. Probably Sold-Out.

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One Response to “SFF 2011: Troll Hunter: The Other Norwegian Wood”

  1. Chris Lindsay May 6, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    I agree: The film is more fun than fright and nerds will love it. I wrote a short essay on Trollhunter called “The Christian Knight.” If you would like to read it, here is the link: https://christopherjohnlindsay.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/troll-hunter/

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