Directed by: Patrik Syversen
Starring: Henriette Bruusgaard (Camilla), Lasse Valdal (Roger), Jørn Bjørn Fuller Gee (Jorn), Nini Bull Robsahm (Mia)
Country: Norway; Effed Up European Cinema
Language: Norwegian; Effed Up Scandinavian Films
Plot – Spoilers:
Rovdyr begins with the perfectly cliched scene for shit to go down – friends in a van overdosing on smiles and headed for a trail in the Norwegian forests. A stop for food causes a run-in with crass locals and neither group take kindly to each other. Next thing the friends know, they’re being hunted in the forest for sport.
Rovdyr promises nice gore but is sparing with it. There are also incredulous moments with the hunters popping up right behind their prey, in a thick silent forest. But you look for these flaws only because the Norwegian green clump as a setting for a human-hunt promised so much.
Contains a song from The Last House on the Left.