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Troll Hunter

Troll Hunter

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When:

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

Where:

Downtown Cinemas, 70 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

Restrictions:

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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