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.
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…
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…
"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…
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…
I didn't mean for this to happen.
Like a lot of people in North America I suppose, I first noticed Mads Mikkelsen in Casino Royale. Since then he hasn't failed to impress me with each subsequent film I've seen him in making his performance in Royale pale in comparison to almost everything he's done since with this possibly being his most impressive outing yet.
It's probably the fact that it's the most vulnerable role I've seen him in so far that it impressed me so much. It's like an obstacle course of emotions he goes through as Lucas. He's a former teacher that now works at a kindergarten because his former school is now closed. As soon as you…
”Look me in the eyes. What do you see? Do you see anything?”
We are often told that children are innocent, we think they are sweet, we think they always tell the truth, we think they don’t know how to tell a lie and gain an advantage, we think they are the best things about life, for us they are sweet simple creatures who don’t know anything about the dirty world of adults. Some movies challenge those presumptions, Michael Haneke’s 2009 film, The White Ribbon and Thomas Vinterberg’s recent devastating film are two movies which make us reevaluate the above mentioned assumptions. The Hunt (also knows as Jagten) is a shocking piece of cinema which is more like a 115…
Scary how this can happen. Brilliant acting by Mads Mikkelsen, and frightening but interesting plot.
This movie was rather wonderful. I loved the concept as many modern films tackle subject matter where nobody believes their children have been sexually abused, or children are too scared to tell anyone, but never before have I seen a film that tackles the wrongful accusation of sexual assault. This movie tackled this sensitive subject matter and created a rather wonderful film exploring how an innocent little lie by a child can ruin someone's life for good.
The acting in this film was superb. Almost all of the supporting characters were very believable and powerful in their portrayals. The only character I didn't like was that of Klara. I think her character was supposed to be one that we could…
A film so important, that everyone should see.
The Hunt is one of those films painfully hard to put into words, it's definitely a film and not some bizarre experiment in filmmaking that ends up coming off as pretentious, Like most films it's got a linear narrative, it doesn't flash back or flash forward, it doesn't start at the end or start in the middle, it has a soundtrack but one that is used very lightly and subtly. The Hunt is a film, but it feels like so much more.
I've been sitting here for a good five minutes, thinking about how I can even talk about The Hunt and do it justice without overhyping it as the greatest thing…
Base on true events. This movie is really good I mean the acting is good and the writing and the story is very good.
Yet another departure from my shitty horror marathon, though I suppose in retrospect this isn't a very distant departure.
The Hunt is about a handsome elemetary school caretaker who some evil little kid frames for like no reason. The scary part in all this is how instantly the town turns on Mad's Mikkelson's character especially because they've all known him for so long. One kid says one stupid thing and the poor guy's life is ruined.
Accusations of sexual abuse are a serious matter and I'm not saying they don't happen but htey should be treated carefully and with tact.
Not instant blind fury.
Anyway, aside from the logic the movie was well structured, and very, very pretty.
Why are both of the movies I picked about diddling kids
I swear this was a total accident.
The Hunt is about the way a little lie can spread and ruin a life. Lucas is a lonely but friendly man, whose job is taking care of children. And one day, a kid makes up a big lie about him.
This story is very well set up. I mean, you tottaly understand the reasons for that kid to lie, and it makes so much sense. And it's very interesting to see how his friends deal with this situation. Basically, our life can be destroyed by a little and apparently insignificant lie.
Thomas Vinterberg did a very good job and I intend to see more of his work. Also, the cinematography is beautiful.
The Hunt is an excellent drama. I…
Compellingly acted psychological drama showing how a well-liked elementary school teacher can quickly be turned into a pariah.
Mads Mikkelsen gives an astonishing performance!
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