The Hunt

Starts Friday, August 16

Winner! Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen), Cannes Film Festival 2012


“Immensely powerful. Outstanding. Mads Mikkelsen is one of the finest actors at work today.” – Phillip French, Observer

“One of the year’s best films! Mikkelsen gives a career-topping performance.” – Robbie Collins, Telegraph

“Riveting ... propelled by a shattering performance by Mads Mikkelsen as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed. Thomas Vinterberg’s best film since The Celebration.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter


The new film from acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration), 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 (A Royal Affair) 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 after overcoming 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. (Dir. by Thomas Vinterberg, 2012, Denmark, in Danish with subtitles, 115 mins., Rated R, Magnolia Pictures) Digital


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