Thale (2013)

Thale

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Two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Aleksander L. Nordaas, Aleksander Nordaas
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On DVD: Apr 23, 2013
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Thale

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

It's too wordy by half, saying what it should be showing -- which is ironic, given helmer Aleksander L. Nordaas' able hand, early on, with unspoken, unseen horrors.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Odd hybrid doesn't make the most of its folkloric premise.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Soon the wealth of exposition is accompanied by the appearance of hoofed CG wilderness she-beasts devoid of any terrifying personality.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

There's none of the usual horror over-emphasis here - it's just observational, matter of fact, and thereby much creepier.

Full Review… | August 19, 2013
Eye for Film

the unexpected is precisely what is delivered by this low-budget, high-ambition rewriting of local ancient folklore in a modern idiom.

Full Review… | June 10, 2013
Cinetalk

Hokey CGI; if the budget wasn't enough to make the effects good enough, they should have been left out entirely.

Full Review… | May 5, 2013
StaciWilson.com

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Alexsander Nordaas has got the mystery going in Thale.The film itself only runs an hour and 15 minutes, and considering a bulk of the film consists of 3 characters in a shed, that would seem pretty appropriate. The story does hold a lot of interest, although the pacing tends to be a bit slow and the plot details not as fulfilling as the film concept.The fantasy element is held to a minimum on screen. The CG isn't the greatest, but it's not the worst either. It's probably for the best that it's used conservatively.Silje Reinamo is quite the attractive lure on screen. She has absolutely no dialogue to deliver, but with all her screen time and for what she is asked to do, she gets it done. Erlend Nevold and Jon Sigve Skard provide the dialogue as two clean up crew members that end up on a job that revolves around folklore.For a low budget mysterious fantasy out of Norway, Thale is worth the check out.

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JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

Interesting idea that sadly runs out of steam too quickly.

Lemure
Marcus Woolcott

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