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I Think It's a Metaphor for Scandinavian Socialism

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 19, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 19, 2010 |

Hey it’s another found footage film! At this point there’s so much found footage out there, it’s amazing that people are still finding new places to look for it. If the movie industry is to be believed, one in every three video cameras sold in America each year is later found with mysterious video footage on it and the owners dead or missing. That would actually be a novel kick off for a film, the plot hook that all of the found footage films are actually real. There’s a vault or something somewhere.

Anyway, The Troll Hunter is a Norwegian mock documentary about film makers that hook up with the titular troll hunter to go looking for trolls, whom the Norwegian government have kept secret since forever up in the arctic wilderness. [glances over shoulder at hole in wall] Yep that was the suspension of disbelief being ejected like an apple from a … what? Too soon?

Word is that the film stays true to a lot of the off the wall elements of troll legends, like the connection with Christianity made in the trailer. The film was made for about $3 million and after private screenings at a few festivals has been picked up for a 2011 theatrical distribution by Magnet Films. No word on whether they’re going to dub it, but I’m dubious about this particular genre coming over to theaters with subtitles, since Americans like their subtitles like their midgets, short and on fire. The subtitles in the trailer have way too many exclamation points.

(source: SlashFilm)

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