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THE HUNT

Denmark, 2012 (MIFF 2012, International Panorama)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

THE HUNT

“Vinterberg really has come storming back with this new movie… a reminder of his superb gift for unsettling collective drama.” - The Guardian

Fourteen years ago Thomas Vinterberg helped introduce the world to the Dogme 95 doctrine with his devastating drama The Celebration. With the release of The Hunt, another film dealing with the spectre of paedophilia, critics are hailing his return to form.

Mads Mikkelsen picked up the Best Actor award at Cannes for his portrayal of Lucas, a teacher whose life is upended when a child wrongfully accuses him of sexual impropriety. What follows is a tense exploration of the way such claims can lead to the complete loss of reason and trust, causing profound damage to relationships. With solid, unobtrusive film craft, allowing the skill of the cast to carry the story, Vinterberg delivers a knockout psychological punch.

D Thomas Vinterberg P Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufman S Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm Dist Madman Entertainment L Danish w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012


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