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.
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…
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…
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…
Hell. Fucking hell. That is one uncomfortable watch. A great uncomfortable watch. Ever feel like your heart is being ripped apart and then fed to the dogs? The Hunt is a 2-hour presentation of that feeling. It's heartbreak simulator. A shockingly realistic portrayal of mass hysteria.
The film follows the life and struggle of pre-cannibalism Dr. Lecter, as he gets falsely accused of molesting children, beaten up, and yelled at.
Humans believe what they want to believe.
Mads Mikkelsen. Fantastic. I'd expected to have a problem seeing him as another character other than the awfully classy Hannibal Lecter also known as the cannibal pun factory. ("Next time bring your wife, I'd love to have you both for dinner.") But to…
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…
A frighteningly plausible, surprisingly complex moral nightmare unfolds as a girl falsely claims her teacher has abused her. Mads Mikkelsen is terrific, measuring his safety and future against the psychological wellbeing of his accuser.
must see before die !
Incredible performance from Mads M.
A man’s (Mads Mikkelsen) life in a close-knit Danish community falls apart when he is falsely accused of sexually abusing a small child.
It’s worrying how realistic this film is. It doesn’t take much for people to jump on a bandwagon, and when mass-hysteria sets in people seem to become blind to reason.
The crossed-wires theme feels like a Hitchcock film. Things happen in such a way that even the accusers are not to blame. However, we know for a fact that Mikkelsen’s character is innocent and so it’s all the more petrifying to think about.
The location adds to the feeling of tension and desperation. It’s dark and rural, and we quickly learn that news spreads like wildfire.
Everyone already knows that kids can be little brats but this movie, woah, took that concept to another level.
This movie makes me consider getting a vasectomy and then become a vigilante who goes around to people's houses while they're sleeping to give them vasectomies.
The Hunt, from its cover, looks fairly different than how the film actually is. The actor I believe is known from his role as a Bond villain, and he definitely has the look for it. But the way he is portrayed in this film along with the structure of the plot is different than one might expect. Instead of getting a thriller, mystery film, you get a film that makes you feel uneasy and angst against most of the characters and offers strong performances rather than a convoluted plot.
Permitanme primero decir que con esta película, he llegado a la conclusión de que los países escandinavos tienen los lugares más hermosos para evocar oscuridad, frialidad y demás sentimientos que en muchas películas(tanto de drama o thriller) se suelen ambientar.
Ahora sí, entrando en materia con la película The Hunt, es supremamente fantástica. Sin duda una de las películas que más me había llamado la atención, debido a que ninguna había visto a Mads Mikkelsen( Hannibal Lecter), siendo el protagonista de una película de drama.
La sorpresa que he recibido a la hora de ver el desarrollo de la película y el papel bastante diferente que le ví a Mikkelsen, debido a que decidí ver la película sin antes leer…
Great Lead Performance
Some Beautiful Moments
This movie had me absolutely furious, so furious in fact I don't think I can watch it again. Every action someone makes that isn't Lucas' makes me feel absolute anguish. Every time someone does something I just think of how absolutely insane the characters are. There were times during this movie where I was sitting up staring at the television and yelling profanities. It's a film that made me feel more angry than any film in recent memory.
It's a masterpiece and I recommend everyone go see it.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Beyond the Hills
- Spring Breakers
- Upstream Color
- Stories We Tell
Over two days, my "Movies To See" list is unspooling on The Dissolve. Here's your chance to check them off,…
- The Captive
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language 3D
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…