Feels completely contemporary in the ways it endlessly mines humor from a despicable lead character. Marcello Mastroianni gives a performance so shamelessly depraved, so perfectly pathetic, it became the first foreign film to land an Oscar nomination for lead actor - a comedy! And the direction and editing keeps up with him. The hilarious bit at the top where his internal narration persists despite being interrupted and quieted by a look from his wife exemplifies how this whole world (and us, the audience) are at the mercy of his shady idiosyncrasies, and it's a delight to be held hostage.
Movies like 'Hunted' are the reason why us fans of the genre slog through so many mediocre films - for gems like this that come out of nowhere and breathe new life into tropes that, much like our villains, refuse to stay dead. What a beautifully shot, thrilling, and darkly hilarious movie. Best of Fantasia so far.