The Hunt

The Hunt
  • 2012
  • Denmark
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • 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.

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The Hunt

5 Nov 20123 stars

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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