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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 is about a teacher who is wrongingly accused. The film looks super good. The story and pacing are done well. The lead performance is excellent. The film may have benefited from more ambiguity. Available on Netflix Instant, the Hunt is essential viewing.
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Woody Allen called it "the feel good movie of the year"
An absolutely outstanding film, very moving and emotionally draining at times. Mads Mikkelsen is absolutely amazing. I would recommend this to anyone in a heartbeat.
I'd been meaning to catch up with Thomas Vinterberg's 2012 film for some time, and was not disappointed by a dark drama that shows a mastery of tone.
Mads Mikkelsen is Lucas, a nursery assistant in a small Danish village, who becomes the victim of an unfounded pedophilia accusation; he loses his job, friends and even his personal safety as the rumours grow out of control.
I've always had a soft spot for Vinterberg, going back to Dear Wendy; with The Hunt he provides a new take on the familiar Dogme theme of a small town turning against one of its own. Like Lars Von Trier, Vinterberg examines how a good man can be brought down by his neighbours, and…
Forget Saw, Hostel, Paranormal Activity and all the rest... This is truly a horrifying movie that feels disturbingly real. The mental torture this innocent man has to sustain surpasses your worst nightmares.
The Hunt follows Lucas, a soft spoken kindergarten teacher who is currently trying to obtain custody for his son. His attempt, and ultimately his life, is ruined when a student claims he committed a lewd act in front of her. Packed with hard-hitting angst, The Hunt keeps the viewer on edge for most of the film. That being said, it is a bit dragged, stretching some scenes more than necessary. Some characters are forced, others completely useless. Nonetheless, with the dangers that follow him, one cannot help but feel for innocent Lucas.
Exactly what the culture needs, another narrative perpetuating the myth of the Inevitable False Rape Accusation, the threat of which is apparently constantly swirling around all men all the time. Is Reddit trolling the IMDB or something?
I hated this so much I don't have the energy to go in-depth; luckily, Jonathan McCalmont did.
(And yet, it's Lars von Trier -- who actually writes three-dimensional female characters -- who gets all the histrionic scolds from know-nothing crits. Why!?)
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
why did u kill the dog, vinterberg
An excellent, hard to watch film. Very well crafted, scripted, and most of all acted. One of the best films of 2012.
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