D: André Øvredal
SF Norge (John M. Jacobsen & Sveinung Golimo)
Norway 2010 
103 mins


W: André Øvredal
DP: Hallvard Bræin
Ed: Per-Erik Eriksen

Otto Jespersen (Hans), Hans Morten Hansen (Finn), Tomas Alf Larsen (Kalle), Johanna Mørck (Johanna)

The 'found footage' subgenre finds its way to World Cinema for this Norwegian dark fantasy.
A group of film students plan to make a documentary about a man they suspect is a bear poacher, but they soon discover that what he really hunts are trolls, giant creatures that live in the remote woods.
The troll species range from docile to mean and deadly, and the hunter, Hans, is hoping to find the biggest one of them all in a glacier-filled mountains. 
A plot device involving the Norwegian governments complicit knowledge of the troll-hunting activities briefly takes the story in a different direction before it gets back on track.
Though found footage, mockumentary style films have become rather stale and formulaic in recent years, director-writer Andre Øvredal puts a fresh new spin on it by tying it into his country's centuries-old folklore. The visual effects are little less quality than you'd expect from a Hollywood production, but on the whole aren't too bad, though those which appear in the finale are rather underwhelming.