A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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.
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…
These people drove Mads Mikkelsen to cannibalism.
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…
Thomas Vinterberg's "Jagten" aka "The Hunt" stars Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale", TV show "Hannibal") and tells the story about a solitary Danish teacher, who lives alone and is recovering from divorce. When things finally start to improve and his life finds new meaning, one little lie from a child he held dear will turn his life into a living nightmare, as he is accused of child molestation, becoming the center of mass hysteria. The people, including some of his friends, will turn against an innocent man who did nothing wrong, and will shatter his everyday life, without any evidence of commited pedophilia.
The film's dark subject matter makes it no easy to watch, as it revolves around a respected, relatable…
Favorite movie of 2013
Very intriguing concept as a plot, it's really interesting to see how the main character tries to survive through mental abuse that the whole village puts on him, claiming that he's a pedophile who touched a child in a sexual way. It's also fascinating to watch how everyone reacts to these accusations and how everyone is believing the child in this case, not the (innocent) Mikkelsen.
Psychological film that keeps a grip on you throughout the movie, wanting to see how it all escalates. Plus, it has Mads Mikkelsen in it, what else is there to wish for?
The Hunt is such an emotionally devastating film. It shows us how one little lie can ruin someone's life in an instant. It was painful to watch at certain points and the performance from the entire cast was brilliant.
This film is so devastating and leaves so many questions open that I need some time to process what just happened.
More to come soon.
This movie won't be for everyone, but no one can deny that it is one of the most sad stories in movie history.
And I either think you're going to love or hate this about this movie and you can put me in the love this movie category.
I was mesmerized during every single scene of this movie and I absolutely had no flaws with it whatsoever.
The only people I would not recommend this movie too, are people who just don't like to watch a really sad movie.
Everyone else go see it. It's truly a masterpiece in filmmaking.
the prequel to hannibal
A list of films I haven't seen........
I should be ashamed of myself.
This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…