One untruthful remark shatters Lucas' (Mads Mikkelsen) life and throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria.
“IMMENSELY POWERFUL—OUTSTANDING. Mads Mikkelsen is one of the finest actors at work today.” – Phillip French, The Observer
“4 STARS. GRIPPING, UNBEARABLY TENSE, yet capable of great subtlety and nuance. Thomas Vinterberg has come storming back.” Phillip French, The Guardian
“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
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 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), Thomas Vinterberg delivers yet another powerful drama that is sure to leave its mark. THE HUNT won the 2012 European Film Awards Best Screenwriter prize and was also nominated for Best Film, Director and Actor.