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The Hunt 2012

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The Hunt 2012 15

Denmark Director. Thomas Vinterberg

Kindergarten teacher Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) finds his world turned upside down when he’s accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a young girl, incurring the unquestioning wrath of the local community. Propelled by an extraordinary performance from Mikkelsen, this distressing examination of false indictment and collective hysteria is an emotionally complex piece of work, balancing heart-stopping tension with intelligence and subtle provocation.

Danish director and former Dogme adherent Thomas Vinterberg rose to fame in the 1990s with the caustic family drama Festen, and The Hunt sees him returning to similarly provocative terrain. The film was a highlight of the Debate strand of BFI London Film Festival 2012.

Directed by

Thomas Vinterberg

Featuring

Mads Mikkelsen

Thomas Bo Larsen

Annika Wedderkopp

Genres

Drama

Collection

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Certificate

15 Contains strong language, sex and violence and a brief strong sexual image

Released

2012

Country

Denmark

Language

English

Production company

Zentropa Entertainments 19 ApS

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