THE HUNT – Academy Award Nominated Best Foreign Language Picture

| 2012 | 111 Mins | |
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Thursday January 30, 2014

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Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Thomas Vinterberg

Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

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 (A ROYAL AFFAIR, CASINO ROYALE) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.

"The Hunt offers a powerful, provocative study of mob mentality and the fabric of trust."

-- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

""The Hunt" is a merciless examination of the fear and savagery roiling just below the surface of bourgeois life."

--Stephen Holden, New York Times

"5 out of 5 STARS. One of the year's best films. It shares The Celebration's devastating dramatic clarity. Mikkelsen gives a career topping performance."

-- Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

"RIVETING, propelled by a shattering performance by Mads Mikkelsen as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed. Vinterberg's best film since The Celebration."

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"Engrossing and provacative. A devastating portrait of society's tenuous structure under the pressures of fear."

-- Eric Kohn, Indiewir


Nominated 2014 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Picture

Cannes Film Festival 2012 - Best Actor (Mikkelsen)
Telluride Film Festival 2012
Toronto Film Festival 2012
AFI Film Festival 2012
European Film Awards: Winner: Best Screenwriter, Nominee: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director

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