The Hunt (2012)

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The lie is spreading.

Directed By Thomas Vinterberg Starring Mads Mikkelsen  •  Thomas Bo Larsen  •  Annika Wedderkopp  •  Lasse Fogelstrøm  •  Susse Wold Genres Drama  •  Foreign Language Film  •  Psychological Drama Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  Magnolia Pictures  •  Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominated  •  Madman Films  •  Nordisk Film  •  BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film Nominated  •  European Film Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film Nominated  •  Nordic Council Film Prize Nominated  •  86th Academy Awards Nominated  •  Zentropa Entertainments  •  Bodil Award for Best Danish Film Winning
Other Titles Jagten [Denmark] Release Info May 20, 2012
Color  •  106 minutes R Rated R
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The27Arsenal

The27Arsenal on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

The most haunting film I've ever seen. The true horror of this film is that as the audience, we are trapped with the main character in a world of loneliness where no one but those very closest to him will ever believe him.

What is most shocking is the way the film examines the spreading of lies, or rather preconceived conclusions to a wider problem; it's so easy for everyone to "drink the kool-aid" and ruin someone else's life because they choose to believe what others have decided is true. When such a horrible accusation can so easily be made because of circumstances falling into place in just the perfectly wrong way, it presents the scary fact that something like this could happen to anyone.

In particular, the theme of a child's honesty is what I found was explored so well. A child can be manipulated easily into telling a lie, despite the fact that their natural instinct is to nearly always tell the truth when pressed for it. When something as important as a mans life rests on the scrambled and muddy thoughts of an innocent but naive child, the outcome can never be good.

The score is haunting, the atmosphere is grey and worrying and the conclusion to this film takes the entire movement of final act and throws everything on its head.

This is a film that will stay with me.

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seve24

seve24 on 11/17/2015 Reply  · 

Well said.

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RussIsHere

RussIsHere on 2/3/2016 Reply  · 

Wow, just wow. Most of my exposure to Mikkelsen has been via Hannibal and his villainous turn in Casino Royale. So Mads as a sympathetic lead isn't something I've seen often. I was floored after watching him in this. Truly a great film and an even better performance.

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