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The Hunt (2013)The Hunt (2013)

The Hunt (2013)

A nightmarish drama dealing with complex questions, fully carried by Mads Mikkelsen’s unforgettable performance

Drama, Mystery

best
THE VERY BEST

9.8

movie

Denmark, Sweden

Danish, English, Polish

Discussion-sparking, Mind-blowing, Thought-provoking

2012

Thomas Vinterberg

Alexandra Rapaport, Anne Louise Hassing, Annika Wedderkopp

116 min

Synopsis

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Our Take

9.8
Bilal Zouheir

It comes as no surprise that former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor in Cannes for delivering on this challenging role. In this merciless thriller by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, the ice-eyed actor plays Lucas, an out-of-luck high school teacher struggling to start a new life. After a bitter divorce, he returns to the close-knit community he grew up in to work as a kindergarten teacher.

A few weeks before Christmas, a child from his class, who has an innocent crush on the popular teacher, hints to a colleague that he had exposed himself to her. The young girl’s intimation galvanizes the small hunter’s town into a witch-hunt that leaves Lucas’ life hanging from a string. Trapped in the lies, the more he fights back, the more irrational the mob becomes. In all its brutal honesty, The Hunt is one of those rare thrillers that will haunt you for days. Extraordinary and thought-provoking!

Comments

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norma

Excellent movie, the power of rumors and prejudice.

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Nakayama

This movie is an exploration of collective paranoia that can strike anyone without notice. Intense, moving, unjust, but so interesting.

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movieproblems

A frustrating and disturbing film, but oh so good. It was more troubling to me than a horror/thriller. Not many actors can do what Mads Mikkelsen did here, going through different states of denial and defiance. Uneblievable film.

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ajay a

This is a really good movie pointing out the harsh realities of life, How easily a friend can turn into a foe.
Indeed a thought-provoking film and to be honest is hard to go through.

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