What a great movie! I love the way this was approached. It's a bit of a darker and more realistic sort of "origin story". But it's not so clear where it's going, which is great. And it isn't in a rush to get to action. Instead, the supernatural parts seemed timely and appropriate and intriguing in the sense that the viewer isn't clear on what the character is capable of. I want to say so much but don't want to give it away. I'm really glad it was done in Norway and in Norwegian for much of it, for the sake of authenticity. It really does feel very authentic and organic for the genre, instead of being campy, cheesy, or cheap.
I hope there is a sequel! I want to learn more about the character. The story does such a great job of keeping us guessing at the true nature of the main character. And just when we think we've worked it out, we're surprised. And I really want to understand his visions and how Yggdrasil (the big tree) plays into everything. I have my guesses of course but I'm so excited to see how the character develops, what he becomes, and how the world and specifically the Norwegian community reacts to him. There are hints at the end that could really play out in a sequel.