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.
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 my surprise all of those thoughts scurried to the back of my mind as soon as the film starts. Cannibal what? More like:
STOP BULLYING HIM YOU MONSTERS HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. CHILDREN ARE DEMONS.
I need to calm down.