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The Hunt (2012)

HD   15

Thomas Vinterberg

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About the Film

The Hunt unfolds in a small provincial town in the days leading up to Christmas. Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a forty year old divorcee, is finally getting his life under control. He's got himself a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of re-building his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things soon start to unravel. Nothing significant, just a slight comment here, a random lie there. As the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity. The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie can quickly become truth, a modern tale of a witch-hunt, injustice, guilt and ultimately, forgiveness. A fable on how fragile a community can become when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish. It is a stirring portrait of a man struggling to exonerate himself, and a father and a son reaching out for one another as their world crumbles.

Customer Reviews

Quite simply outstanding

Read the title. Enough said.

Absolutely Brilliant !!

I really don’t like watching sub titled films, but after reading some positive reviews about the hunt I decided to give it a go… WOW am I glad I did, seriously this film is absolutely gripping, someone else used the word powerful and it describes this story perfectly.

The main character you will recognise from James Bon ‘Casino Royale’, remember the baddy who bleeds from his eyes with the silver inhaler…

Without giving anything away this film is moving, brilliantly and believably acted and subjects you to the whole spectrum of emotion, it’s shot in such a wonderful landscape too, this really is a must watch and such a shame that many won’t purely because it’s not in English, as they will miss out.


Don’t be put off by the subtitles. You are immediately drawn into the film and the characters are very strong. A real emotional roller coaster but well worth the watch. Excellent acting too.

The Hunt (2012)
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  • £9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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