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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…
The Hunt is still as powerful and devastating as it was upon my first watch and this time I noticed other interesting aspects that made the whole experience even more enthralling. I like to think that similarly to the deer, Lucas is now the hunted one, having to constantly live in fear and always look over his shoulder, knowing his life will never be the same as it used to be. This movie investigates several different themes such as innocence, trust and pride in a very emotional manner, enabling you to truly relate to the protagonist's pain and despair. There are quite a few memorable moments here, making you often feel uneasy and intrigued by the story. There is also…
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…
Heartbreaking movie. I sympathized greatly with the main character, and the acting really helped with that. However, at times, I did feel like the movie was aiming for some sort of greater message, and that message did not hit me. Of course, some movies can be great without any deeper meaning, but I think this movie tried to be a bit more than it was, and didn't quite reach that point. Only complaint, I think.
Original Title: Jagten
A shocking, masterfully made film that packs are hard punch. I was utterly compelled by the entire film. Mad Mikkelsen is nothing less than a revelation, bringing warmth and vulnerability to an incredibly difficult role. I was surprised by just how intense this movie was, with a number of volatile confrontations. A scene in the church towards the end was the apex of what this film was trying to achieve and I was in awe afterwards.
First Vinterberg film and I'm definitely impressed. Ready to watch Festen next.
Fantastic film. As others have noted, the choice to show immediately that our hero is innocent totally changes the complexion of the film, and allows the audience to focus on the very natural, human injustice that ends up emerging in this tight community. The performances are uniformly excellent, with Mikkelsen carrying the film with a sad, powerful, and touching performance. He's excellent and should win a awards in his life. Not a fun watch per se, but powerful and human.
A fascinating subjet that doesn't get many attention . The other side of the story . This is film where the child isn't right . As a grown-up , I feel that this generation is way too protective of children's rights . Why would people believe in a 4 year child over a grown-up? Yes . In these days , a child is always ahead of an adult!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is one of these movies I found myself shouting at the screen...."tell the truth you little fuckin' cow!"......one tiny white lie can not only ruin someone's professional career but how easy it is for everyone, especially in a small town mentality to turn against people. I guess it kind of slaps in the face of innocent until proven guilty......however, on the flip side to that coin, emotions do run high, even more so when children are involved.......but killing a dog in revenge for something you didn't even do would start a serious fire inside me.
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