- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
- Written by: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
- Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
- Language: Danish
- UK release: 30 November 2012
Lucas (Mikkelsen) is a mild-mannered kindergarten teacher whose life is turned upside-down when he is falsely accused of sexually abusing children in his care. Vinterberg establishes a vivid sense of place and avoids generic clichés, and if the film could have dug a little deeper, it's powerfully acted.
Reviews & features
The Hunt5 Nov 2012
Worthwhile Danish drama exploring the witch hunt mentality around paedophilia
Danish writer-director Thomas Vinterberg’s self-styled ‘old tale in modern clothes’ stars Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen in a boldly cast-against-type role, as a softly-spoken kindergarten teacher Lucas, who is falsely accused one winter of sexually…
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