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Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.



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The independent and lonely hunter Martin David is hired by the powerful biotech company Red Leaf to hunt down the last Tasmanian tiger. Red Leaf is interested in the DNA of the animal and Martin travels to Tasmania alone. He poses as a researcher from a university and lodges in the house of Lucy Armstrong. Martin learns that Lucy's husband has been missing for a long time and he befriends her children, Sass and Bike. When Martin goes to the village, he has a hostile reception from the locals. Along the days, Martin spends his days in the Tasmanian wilderness chasing the Tiger and becomes closer and closer to the Armstrong family. But Red Leaf wants results no matter the costs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 October 2011 (Australia)  »

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Avci  »

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Opening Weekend:

$19,032 (USA) (6 April 2012)


$176,432 (USA) (8 June 2012)

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The film's lead character of Martin David, played by Willem Dafoe, was known only as M in the film's source novel. See more »


As Martin is driving towards Jarrah's house there is a GPS located on the dashboard in front of him. When he turns on the road towards the house, the GPS is now located on the left side of the dashboard location were it was before. See more »


[first lines]
Martin David: Who's he?
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from "Le Quattro Stagioni: L'Inverno"
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Elizabeth Wallfisch and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
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The landscapes are amazingly beautiful and the story line keeps you going
9 February 2012 | by (Colombo -Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

The Hunter speaks of humanity left in a cruel man who was sent on a different mission. This time he is to hunt down an endangered animal and then he comes in touch with a wonderful family with kids where he finds his softness in heart. Film rather starts and moves bit slow but it just gives the total freedom for the viewer to wonder about. The plot is unique and I'm sure I have not come across anything similar before. The landscapes are amazingly beautiful and the story line keeps you going. I like Dafoes performance on this. And the sweet little kids.


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