Welcome to Trollhättan
‘Trollywood’, as it’s colloquially known, is home to Sweden’s film industry. A number of local and foreign flicks have been shot in and around the town, including Lebanese-Swedish director Josef Fares’ Oscar-nominated Jalla! Jalla! (2000) and Danish director Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark (1999), Dogville (2002) and Manderlay (2005). In the right weather, Trollhättan itself has the air of a surreal film set: looming warehouses, foggy canals, crashing waterfalls and a futuristic cable car all give it a bizarre and thrilling edge. The locks and canals have been the town's lifeblood for centuries, and Trollhättan has made the most of its industrial heritage, with red-brick warehouses housing everything from crowd-pleasing museums to the odd art installation.