Saturday, 8 June 2013

Film Review - Thale

Thale is a Norwegian film about a pair of crime scene cleaners who discover a mysterious woman in the basement of their latest job. It's described as a horror film, which I don't agree with. It is however an interesting film.

The two cleaners are well played in an understated kind of way. The story progresses at a relaxed pace, although the ending felt a little rushed. The film has a claustrophobic feel through most of it, again this changes at the end, but  the ending does work well.

Overall it was a fun film to watch, well worth checking out.


Norwegian fantasy horror in which a pair of cleaners encounter a mythical creature in a basement. Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) and Elvis (Erlend Nervold) are used to the gruesome and macabre. As crime scene cleaners, they arrive after the police have done their work to remove the body and clean up the mess. They encounter the most surprising sight yet on one of their assignments when they discover Thale (Silje Reinåmo) in a basement. Struck by her almost supernatural beauty, they begin to associate Thale with huldras, alluring creatures from Norwegian folklore that lured men to their death. In spite of her apparent helplessness, will Thale lead Leo and Elvis to a similar fate?

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