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4,995 Ratings

The Hunt


Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Denmark, 2012


A middle-aged kindergarten teacher is slowly piecing his life back together following a divorce and custody battle. He has a new love, a new job and is patching things up with his estranged son. But a little white lie from one of his student is about to shatter his newfound luck.

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The Hunt Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

Academy Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Independent Spirit Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best International Film

Where [The Celebration] film had an undercurrent of caustic black comedy, this is almost oppressive in its seriousness. Still, Vinterberg orchestrates the material impressively, increasing tension little by little until it becomes overwhelming.
August 02, 2013
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While it may have taken playing a Bond villain and now a famous cannibal on American TV for Mads Mikkelsen to gain widespread recognition, those following his Danish film career have long known that he’s a superstar. And Mikkelsen, one of his country’s finest actors, in collaboration with Thomas Vinterberg, one of its finest directors, delivers what may be his strongest performance yet in The Hunt, which rightfully won him the Best Actor Award at Cannes last year.
July 14, 2013
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Vinterberg tells Lucas’s story with intensity and grim irony, and even throws in his trademark references to Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander. The result is a film that, in spite of its ambivalent coda, is far more uplifting than you would ever expect.
November 30, 2012
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