The Hunt (Jagten)

The Hunt (Jagten)

The Hunt (Jagten)

A Danish kindergarten teacher (Mads Mikkelsen, Best Actor winner at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival) becomes the victim of his village’s collective paranoia when he is falsely accused of abusing a child. From writer-director Thomas Vinterberg (Festen).

"Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of reestablishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things go awry. Not a lot. Just a passing remark. A random lie. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity." (Cannes Film Festival)

Winner of Best Actor (Mikkelsen), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, and Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist (Cinematography) at Cannes Film Festival 2012.
2012Rating: R16, Violence and sex scenes111 minsDenmarkDanish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
82%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Absorbing if not particularly innovative... will fit snugly into the recent run of solid Danish dramas that have done well at fests and in arthouses worldwide.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A taut, teasing study in sense and susceptibility, given ballast by a suitably shaken and shell-shocked lead turn from Mikkelsen.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

A knotty, frighteningly real drama.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mikkelsen shows just how excellent a performer he is.

4.0
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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Self-satisfied and deeply cynical.

1.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An unsettling psychological drama built around a harrowing performance from Mads Mikkelsen.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This is unshakeable storytelling, which is fitting for a film that reveals how certain damage can never be undone.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautifully performed and tough as nails, Vinterberg's social drama could not be any more timely.

4.0
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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

A "problem picture" in which the problem feels neither urgent nor especially new.

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great film

excellent suspenseful film with superb acting - thomas vinterberg is a great director and his director of photography is the best woman DP out there

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Absorbing if not particularly innovative... will fit snugly into the recent run of solid Danish dramas that have done well at fests and in arthouses worldwide.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A taut, teasing study in sense and susceptibility, given ballast by a suitably shaken and shell-shocked lead turn from Mikkelsen.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A knotty, frighteningly real drama.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mikkelsen shows just how excellent a performer he is.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Self-satisfied and deeply cynical.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An unsettling psychological drama built around a harrowing performance from Mads Mikkelsen.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This is unshakeable storytelling, which is fitting for a film that reveals how certain damage can never be undone.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautifully performed and tough as nails, Vinterberg's social drama could not be any more timely.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

A "problem picture" in which the problem feels neither urgent nor especially new.

0

great film

excellent suspenseful film with superb acting - thomas vinterberg is a great director and his director of photography is the best woman DP out there

5.0
0