The Hunt

"The Hunt" is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. Mads Mikkelsen plays Lucas, a highly-regarded school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is spreading and Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. An impressive psychological drama that plays on contemporary fears about child abuse. Co-written and directed by Thomas Vinterberg ("The Celebration").

Year: 2012
Genre: Drama, Scandinavian Cinema, Film Festivals 2012, Julia's Favourites, 2013, Adam's Favourites
Country: Denmark
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Thomas Bo Larsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrom, Susse Wold, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Alexandra Rapaport
Duration: 111 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Violence and sex scenes
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Scandinavia)



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