Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The lie is spreading.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
A brilliant move on the part of Director Thomas Vinterberg to go in the direction that he did with this film! Rather than keep us in the dark as to whether or not a crime had been committed he laid all of his cards on the table leaving no doubt whatsoever as to the innocence of this man!
By doing so we saw, felt, and anguished over the many injustices that wrongfully took place against this teacher, friend and neighbor from a small town where everyone knows everyone by name!
It in essence allowed us to walk in Lucas's shoes! And it was a truly devastating and emotionally draining experience! His journey became our journey and I can only hope…
I grew up reading about the actual case from a small community in the middle of Norway.
Lindholm and Vinterberg's story is of course altered for dramatic effect, as well as shortened the amount of time it took to resolve.
I was only in my teens, without any sort of knowledge about the particular community/invidivuals or the basis of proof, but I remember it never sitting quite right with me. As the Danish title refers to, it absolutely felt like a witch hunt, with some, in hindsight, awful handling by the professionals on the case.
As it were, the origin story changed a national belief in children as 100% purveyors of truth.
From this, Lindholm writes, unfortunately not completely free…
"Look into my eyes. Look me in the eyes. What do you see? Do you see anything? Nothing. There's nothing. There's nothing. You leave me alone now."
Danish director, Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration), delivers a powerful and emotionally draining drama that will leave audiences hooked and feeling enraged for what Mads Mikelssen's character goes through in his closely-knit community. It's a film that will resonate with you and stay on your mind long after it's over. Building on Mikelssen's powerful and engaging performance this is a thrilling psycho-social drama that studies the mob mentality very closely while showing us how a lie that's been accepted takes on a life of its own destroying innocent lives in the process. That is…
A brilliantly painted portrait of how prejudice can turn even the most decent people into a mindless mob, The Hunt is a provocative study of our ever judgmental society which is always ready to believe anything that gives them a chance to persecute someone without even verifying the accusation or caring about how affecting & damaging it could actually be if the accused turns out to be innocent.
Set around Christmas in a small Danish town, The Hunt (also known as Jagten) tells the story of Lucas; a kindergarten schoolteacher in his mid-40s who is admired by his peers, loved by his school children & is friendly with everyone in town. But his life soon turns upside down when an innocent lie…
Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt is undoubtedly a good film but I’m unconvinced that it is a great one. The sensationalist but sensitively handled plot centres on a male nursery teacher, Lucas, accused of sexually abusing one of his pupils. Despite the lack of evidence, lies spread throughout the small community as his life slowly unravels. It is a story that plays on modern social issues - the fear of sexual predators, baseless witch hunts and social prejudices - as a man’s life is ruined by the distortion of a child’s little lie.
Despite a potentially tabloid-bothering plot the film is a thoughtful and worryingly plausible examination of a community’s hysteria at hearing such an accusation. The little girl’s lie, made…
When I finally got around to seeing the Danish drama-thriller Jagten, aka The Hunt I was expecting a good or maybe even great film about an interesting and controversial subject matter, but I wasn't expecting anything this close to perfection. Director Thomas Vinterberg has created one of the most gripping and emotional dramas to be released so far during this decade. The controversial subject at hand is a realistic portrayal of the mass hysteria that arises when a well-known kindergarten teacher in a small Danish community comes under suspicion of being a pedophile.
This is not a mystery thriller were we as the viewer is tasked with trying to figure out whether the teacher, Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is guilty or…
The Hunt has the most terrifying depiction of mass hysteria I've ever seen. My compassion for Mikkelsen's character grew more and more, and my disgust grew at the townsfolk to treating that man like garbage. I have never taken a break from watching a movie until this one, as I actually felt I needed to cool off because I felt I was about to witness the worst of it.
The Hunt is extremely emotional, and is hardly an easy watch, but it is one of my favorites from 2012.
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Vinterberg expertly crafts this tale of a man falsely accused of a horrendous crime in his small community, but the movie skirts past one of the most important parts of the story, which, in my opinion, robs it of some of its power.
I found a deep level of genuine sympathy in this one. Like many American people I'm sure, I only watched this because it was a critically acclaimed movie with Show Hannibal/Bad guy from Casino Royale. A pleasant surprise came when the narrative of the film presents and builds on an unsung but real event. The film addresses that what children are exposed to cannot be controlled nor filtered no matter how hard we try. The world is unfiltered and traumatization can happen in a second, and this movie presents that in an incredibly subtle piece of reality. Shifting to the tragedy of Mads Mikkelsen's character I found one of the most unfortunate and all together plausible stigmas a human being…
A tense film that reminds me of Haneke's The White Ribbon in more than a few ways: the devil-children, looming sociopolitical change, the dangers of religion, animal death.
Great movie, made you really feel things and great camerawork.
(…I just rented two Vinterberg films in a row, WUT---!?)
Really, you--- Just stop all this. Wonderful stuff, you talented turd.
--- HEARTBREAKER! No wonder I put off watching this for so long!!!
I hate witch hunts. So, so much…!!!
Please excuse me while I purge myself go every condemning, judgmental, and impulsive flaw that I hold within myself. And way to make ME feel guilty for just watching everything Lucas underwent! NO FAIR!
And. Just. Keep doing what you’re doin’ Mads. It’s working.
Is it working.
Una historia que te remueve todo. Tremendísima.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…