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…
Man falsely accused of molesting a kid and everyone turns on him.
Άνθρωποι πρόθυμοι αλάθητοι δικαστές ανθρώπων και ένα ψέμα να κατευθύνει από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος το κυνήγι. Ποιός ο κυνηγός, ποιό το θηραμα, κάθε μέρα, κάθε φορά και άλλο.
Με κόμπο στο στομάχι από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος.
Production (effects, stunt/choreo, set/costume): 1/4
Cinematography (staging, camerawork, colour): 2/4
Acting (technique, chemistry, believability): 4/4
Sound (score, soundtrack, design, mixing): 1/4
Writing (plot/story, screenplay, themes): 4/4
Direction (editing, form, style, finish): 4/4
I want to give the little girl the benefit of the doubt by understanding that she couldn't have possibly known how severe the consequences of her lie would be. But then again I can't deal with how stupidly all the adults in this town dealt with the situation and the fact that if it was handled responsibly and professionally this man wouldn't have had to have gone through his own personal hell.
Also why did they have to do Fanny so dirty.
Great performances accompanied by a gripping and emotional story. Keeps your eyes glued to the screen throughout.
Interesting film. It has a good point of view of a very sensitive issue of today's society.
A very much needed film about the destructive power of rumors, paranoia and mass hysteria. Must watch.
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