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About the Movie
A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend. This acclaimed thriller takes you inside the world of a role-playing tournament, which soon becomes a game of life or death.
Engaging and Shocking
The Wild Hunt is not a conventional movie. It stars no one you know, and the plot flows differently from the pace you've probably come to expect from movies, especially those churned out by Hollywood. Because of its occasionally wandering or jarring presentation, it's definitely not for everyone. For those with a bit more patience and a desire to watch someone truly different and genuinely shocking, I cannot recommend The Wild Hunt highly enough. Structurally it most reminds me of Wen Jiang's 2000 film, Devils on the Doorstep. Like DotD, Wild Hunt takes a leisurely (indeed, occasionally TOO leisurely) path to its destination, mapping the contentious relationship between two brothers and a love triangle along the way and exposing audience members to the bizarre world of completely immersive role-playing. Everything seems somewhat ordinary and even trivial, though a cloud of dread gathers over every minute like the Sword of Damocles. Then the last twenty minutes happen, and this movie will immediately become something you'll never forget. I can't recommend The Wild Hunt unequivocally because, as I said above, it's not going to please everyone. If you're jaded by the standard fare and looking for something both innovative and thrilling, though, you really can't go wrong with The Wild Hunt.
don't do it
If you have anything better to do...finger paint, lick windows, BREATHE...do it instead. Were this produced by high school students it would deserve two stars.
audacious and well done!
saw this film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and was pretty rocked by its audacity - best to know as little as possible going in and be ready for anything!