This Norwegian found-footage film depicts a university camera crew who stumble upon a real-live Trollhunter. But as this is modern Norway, the hunter is a public servant under a bureaucracy that makes him fill out endless forms and outsources to (and haggles with) wacky Polish immigrants, while pulling the wool over the pretty oblivious eyes of the general public. There are comedic elements, and some surprisingly good visual effects, but I was most impressed by all the shots of the natural beauty of Norway, and was engaged by the little details of Norwegian life and the Trollhunter’s profession.

The trolls are inspired by Norwegian folktales, so there are some funny incidents with some of their stranger attributes (eg for some reason they want to eat Christians).


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