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Hunted

Hunted

There are echoes of Fritz Lang in this short film about a shadowy figure following a child through woodland - but what is his true purpose?

Amateur film 1959 8 mins

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Overview

This creepy film starts with newsagent posters telling of an escape from Broadmoor. We see a girl deliver newspapers to a house from which a small child emerges followed by a nanny pushing a pram. They both walk along quiet streets to a local park - followed by a sinister man. The nanny rests on a bench while the child chases her ball to an isolated spot. A shadow looms over her. Her scream alerts the nanny who finds the man on the ground revealing the Emperor moth he’s just caught.