MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,192 this week

The Hunt (1966)
"La caza" (original title)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 738 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 9 critic

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 30 Nov 2011
 
a list of 129 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 14 Jul 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 1370 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Search for "La caza" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hunt (1966)

The Hunt (1966) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hunt.
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ismael Merlo ...
José
Alfredo Mayo ...
Paco
José María Prada ...
Luis (as Jose Maria Prada)
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ...
Enrique (as Emilio G. Caba)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Juan (as Fernando Sanchez Polack)
Violeta García ...
Carmen (as Violeta Garcia)
María Sánchez Aroca ...
La Madre de Juan (as Maria Sanchez Aroca)
Edit

Storyline

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

actual animal killed

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 1970 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

The Hunt  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 9,336,852 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Huellas de un espíritu (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Snob ye ye
Written by C. Núñez de la Rosa
Performed by Laura
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Most Fearsome Game
18 July 2003 | by (Cyberia) – See all my reviews

Anyone who enjoyed Lord of the Flies or the Blair Witch Project should admire this chilling Spanish psychodrama, which is better than either. A few men are gathered for a day's rabbit hunting; it becomes apparent that they are well-to-do veterans of the Spanish Civil War. The place looks as desolate and barren as it is possible to imagine, and the heat is obviously intense. The men have memories of this godforsaken gulch, since it was a battlefield in the Civil War. As the day goes on, the scorching sun frays the men's nerves and sends them toward delirium, bringing out their inner weaknesses and their personal conflicts, normally concealed beneath a veneer of politeness. The end comes suddenly.

There allusions to the apocalypse (Luis is a poetical spirit who likes quoting Revelations, as well as science fiction). The setting is reminiscent of Ezekiel's valley of dry bones; Saura is wise enough to draw this analogy visually, without openly stating it. These men have great burdens on their consciences, which they are loath to admit, and they will pay dearly. A younger man invited along points up the contrast; he wasn't involved in the Civil War, or shady business dealings, so he is naïve and open.

One thing that makes this movie superior to the stuff we normally see is the lack of superfluous dialogue; there are long patches where subtle gestures or metaphorical images are allowed to speak for themselves. Even the music is restricted to a few muffled drumbeats or chimes, and these are used sparingly. This is a low-budget masterpiece which deserves comparison in style to The Isle (2000).

My only criticism is that the beginning is a bit slow; but you'll certainly get into it if you sit through the first ten minutes.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? rhhawkes
Discuss The Hunt (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?