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Troll Hunter

Troll Hunter

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  • Wed 31 Aug ’11, 8:00pm
  • Thu 1 Sep ’11, 3:45pm


Downtown Cinemas, 70 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North


All Ages

Just when you thought it was safe to never watch another mockumentary, Troll Hunter waltzes into your life as one of the most hugely pleasurable creations this oft-maligned genre has birthed. It’s as if The Blair Witch Project was remade by highly accomplished filmmakers who show a flair for old-school special effects, a wicked sense of humour and a fondness for Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Title cards explain that we are about to watch authenticated footage from three missing college kids who were making a documentary about illegal bear hunters. Their bumbling on-screen investigation recalls Scooby-Doo and the gang as they pester a mysterious hunter whose muddy 4x4 appears to have been mauled by some giant beast. Just when you think you have a handle on the proceedings the film becomes a laugh-out-loud thrill ride as the youngsters are taken on a journey into Norway’s hidden and dangerous crypto-zoological universe. — AT

Visit the New Zealand International Film Festival website for a complete listing of the films in the Palmerston North festival. August 18-September 4 at Downtown Cinemas.

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