Excerpt: What do you get when you take one over-actor, one under-actor, a mythical creature, and place them in the Norwegian woods? The answer is Thale , the worst thing to come out of Norway since the Viking raids. This is quite possibly the most boring film I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen Rubber and Southland Tales ). Leo and Elvis clean up crime scenes for a living.
Conclusion: Inspired by Scandinavian folklore about mythical forest creatures, 'Thale' follows two friends in their discovery of what could be a huldra. The movie's success comes mostly from the mystery surrounding the origins and life of the beautiful Thale, and it makes for a decent piece of entertainment. The Blu-ray arrives with passable picture quality and a better audio presentation.
Excerpt: Norwegian folklore comes to life in this 2012 festival circuit darling from Europe. Two ordinary crime-scene cleaners discover in a locked cellar what appears to be a feral woman. Have they stumbled upon a terrible crime? We soon learn the woman is no mere human and named Thale (Silje Reinåmo). While Thale on its surface is a horror movie, its heart is a tender fairytale about a misunderstood creature yearning to be with others like herself.
Summary: Among young directors working today, few can match Norwegian Aleksander Nordaas' credentials as a genuine auteur. Planting himself firmly in the Robert Rodriguez tradition of do-it-all-yourself moviemaking, Nordaas wrote, directed, co-produced, shot, decorated the set for, and edited his feature film Thale , which took three years to complete and debuted at Norway's Bergen International Film Festival in January 2012.