Best Actor
Cannes Film Festival
Thomas Vinterberg's best film since ‘Festen’ is an unsettling psychological drama built around a harrowing performance from Mads Mikkelsen.


The Hunt

Directed and co-written by Thomas Vinterberg, THE HUNT is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life.

Mads Mikkelsen (NBC’s Hannibal, A ROYAL AFFAIR, CASINO ROYALE) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.

Co-founder of the Dogme movement and director of award-winning international hit FESTEN (THE CELEBRATION), Vinterberg delivers yet another powerful drama that is sure to leave its mark. THE HUNT premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, was a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at Telluride. Co-written by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm (whose credits also include A HIJACKING, which he co-wrote and directed), THE HUNT won the Best Screenwriter prize at the 2012 European Film Awards, and was nominated for prizes in a number of other categories, including Best Film, Director and Actor.

“5 out of 5 STARS. One of the year’s best films. It shares
The Celebration’s devastating dramatic clarity. Mikkelsen gives a career topping performance.” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

“THE HUNT is a merciless examination of the fear and savagery roiling just below the surface of bourgeois life.” (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film.
Danish, English, Polish
Thomas Vinterberg
Mads Mikkelsen, Annika Wedderkopp
Winner, Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival
Cath Clarke, Time Out

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