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27 December 2011 (USA) See more »
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A new police officer wants to meet up with somebody in an abandoned fort in the woods. What he doesn't know is that the place also serves as a meeting point for a group of hunters - whose prey aren't animals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Steven Waddington ... Ronny

Tony Becker ... Oliver

Dianna Agron ... Alice

Chris Briant ... Le Saint

Terence Knox ... Bernard

Jay Brown ... Stephen
Xavier Delambre ... William

Philip Correia ... David
Laurent Barbier ... François
Philippe Beauvais ... Cyclist
Dean Gregory ... Male Teacher
Thomas Sanne ... Sam
Daniel Plier ... Darrish
Caroline Espargilière ... Young Female Teacher

Claire Johnston ... Old Female Teacher
Sascha Ley ... Curly Haired Teacher
Sascha Migge ... Security Agent

Gintare Parulyte ... Bernard's Secretary
Laurence Rexter-Baker ... Le Saint's Colleague
Loreta Fishta ... Le Saint's Ex Girlfriend
Alex Adam ... Peter
Isabelle Constantini ... Over Excited Female Driver
Jean-François Wolff ... Snack Bar Boss
Mireille De Kerleau ... Ann
Christophe Carassou ... Soldier
Corinne Pilutti ... Beth
Patrice Diou ... 2nd Security Agent
Stéphanie Siebering ... Female Trainer (as Stéphanie Kern Siebering)
Sophie Pop ... Sondra
Erwan Cloitre ... Ronny's Other Child
Marco Viscera ... Ronny's Other Child
Francois-Xavier Diou ... Fort Goben's Jogger
Sydney Kralejevic ... Deaf and Dumb Guy
Eric Lobry ... Chief's Colleague 1
André Huet ... Chief's Colleague 2
Micha Mann ... Dead Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sergio Kato ... Dan (uncredited)
Philippe Perrin ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Briant 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Lehman 

Produced by
Antoine Huet .... executive producer
Thomas Malmonte .... producer
Donato Rotunno .... co-producer
Joseph Rouschop .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
John B. Aronson 
Film Editing by
Sabine Emiliani 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
Production Design by
François Dickes 
Costume Design by
Uli Simon 
Makeup Department
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup designer
Hue Lan Van Duc .... makeup artist
Production Management
Benedicte Hermesse .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandre Brown .... second assistant director
Anna Pazen .... third assistant director
Laurence Rexter-Baker .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tobias Dücker .... set dresser
Ralf Eisenmann .... key art director
Julie Ridremont .... head painter
Sound Department
Martial de Roffignac .... sound & dialogue editor
François Fayard .... supervising sound editor
François Groult .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Maernoudt .... sound mixer
François Martig .... boom operator
Julie Roué .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Micha Mann .... special effects supervisor (as Michael Mann)
Visual Effects by
Yoann Berger .... visual effects
Nathalie Delorme .... visual effects
Philippe Desfretier .... visual effects
Stephan Kot .... visual effects
Damien Maric .... visual effects producer
Sylvain Sarradin .... visual effects
Christian Hebenstreit .... stunt double
Micha Mann .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Mann)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Aach .... camera operator
Stéphane Donnerup .... second assistant camera
Warwick Drucker .... key grip
Yannig Dumoulin .... second assistant camera: second unit
David Holliday .... grip: "b" camera
Tobias Jall .... additional electrician
Graham Johnston .... first assistant camera: second camera
Jeff Kieffer .... director of photography: second unit
Olivier Merckx .... steadicam operator
Adrien Raybaud .... first assistant camera: second unit
Xavier Schweitzer .... grip trainee
Gaëlle Tanguy .... data manager
Théodore Theodorides .... first assistant camera
Benoît Theunissen .... steadicam operator
Edwin Van Den Hove .... additional grip
Ricardo Vaz Palma .... still photographer
Casting Department
Isabelle Constantini .... additional casting
Gary Lebel .... additional casting
Editorial Department
Nafi Dicko .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Alice Emorine .... location assistant
Ambroise Gayet .... assistant location manager
Joe Kotroczo .... assistant location manager
Stéphanie Mengel .... location manager
Christian Pannrucker .... location scout
Christophe Vincent .... location manager
Music Department
Isabelle Degremont .... music supervisor
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
Larold Rebhun .... music mixer
Jorge Velasco .... assistant music engineer
Other crew
Elise André .... production assistant
Catherine Grossens .... script supervisor (as Catherine Grossen)
Stéphanie Verger .... production coordinator
Marc-Emmanuel Vuaillat .... legal services

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content
USA:111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:18A (Ontario) | Germany:16 | South Korea:18 (2016) | USA:R

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A very cool set and good cinematography can't save this..., 22 May 2012
Author: byolaf

The Hunters isn't the worst movie you've ever seen, it's just a bit of a mess. There are two things to recommend it highly, the cinematography is well above par for this kind of movie, and the location is just incredible. I think the sound editing and music is also quite good. The problem is the good things just serve to highlight the not-so-good things. If the good cinematography is of people trying way too hard to act, it's not interesting. If the location is terrific, but it's not really used all that well, you don't have much of a reason to make the film.

There is some excellent casting for the leading hunters and the main enemy, but the other characters are often miscast, overplayed, or underwritten. Certain scenes feel improvised, while others just seem to go on and on. The lead actor seems to be rather miscast for his role, which is strange since he apparently directed. There are also characters that just kinda drop in and out of the movie, especially the lead (only?) female.

The editor seems to be trying to make this into a horror movie, but it's not, and the nasty jump cuts and random shots of some dude yelling are not scary, they're annoying. The editing overall leaves a lot to be desired, leading me to wonder if the director cut the movie as well, since there's no editor listed in the IMDb crew page.

There was a pretty good movie to be had here had the script thought of better uses for the location and the actors been reeled in by a better director. But overall, it's better than bad, and if you're scouting for an incredible castle in Germany (?) you could do worse than watch this. Perhaps it's best to just think of it as a weird travelogue to Fort Goben.

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