The Hunt (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
3.30pm, 6pm & 8.15pm
Denmark, 2012, 115 mins. Dir. Thomas Vinterberg
Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen – winner of Best Actor prize at Cannes) is a warm-hearted and popular primary school assistant whose life is just starting to return to normal after losing his job and his wife. Things start to go horribly wrong, however, when a 5-year-old child makes untrue claims about his behavior, and as accusation blaze the tight-knit community are quick shun and exile. Brilliantly scripted and performed, The Hunt explores how a disturbing revelation even a false one can bring together a community.
Mikkleson is gripping
a knotty, frighteningly real drama. * * * *
A subtle, engrossing and deeply shocking film. * * * * *