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The Hunter -- Willem Dafoe plays a mercenary sent by a shadowy corporation to the untamed wilderness of Tasmania to track down a tiger thought to be extinct, whose genetic code holds the secret to a dangerous weapon.
The Hunter -- 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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Release Date:
6 October 2011 (Australia) See more »
Some Mysteries Should Never Be Solved
Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Spectacular landscape in a mercenary-redemption thriller See more (80 total) »


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Directed by
Daniel Nettheim 
Writing credits
Alice Addison (screenplay)

Wain Fimeri (original adaptation) and
Daniel Nettheim (original adaptation)

Julia Leigh (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Tenille Kennedy .... assistant producer
Anita Sheehan .... executive producer
Vincent Sheehan .... producer
Liz Watts .... executive producer
Paul Wiegard .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andrew Lancaster 
Michael Lira 
Matteo Zingales 
Cinematography by
Robert Humphreys 
Film Editing by
Roland Gallois 
Casting by
Jane Norris 
Production Design by
Steven Jones-Evans 
Art Direction by
Amanda Sallybanks 
Set Decoration by
Christopher Bruce 
Costume Design by
Emily Seresin 
Makeup Department
Chiara Tripodi .... hair designer
Chiara Tripodi .... makeup designer
Production Management
Ann Folland .... production manager
Linda Micsko .... executive in charge of production: Porchlight Films
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nerida Groth .... third assistant director
John Martin .... first assistant director
Samantha Smith McGrady .... second assistant director (as Samantha Smith)
Art Department
Frank Brinken .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Glenn Butler .... re-recording engineer
Peter Climpson .... sound attachment
Liam Egan .... sound designer
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Sam Hayward .... sound re-recording engineer
Tom Heuzenroeder .... sound effects editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Murtagh .... dialogue editor
Martin Oswin .... foley mixer
Sam Petty .... sound designer
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... special effects: Kosovo
Visual Effects by
Kate Auld .... digital compositor
Sam Cole .... compositing supervisor: Fuel VFX
Felix Crawshaw .... visual effects producer: Fuel VFX
Troy Darben .... digital intermediate compositor
Ian Dodman .... digital effects supervisor
Sean Dollins .... matchmove & layout artist: Fuel VFX
Brad Dunn .... digital compositor
Rebecca Dunn .... visual effects producer
Danny Janevski .... digital matte painter (as Danny Janveski)
Alex Lay .... digital compositor
Owen Longstaff .... digital compositor: Fuel VFX
Blake Muir .... compositing supervisor
Greg O'Connor .... digital artist: modeling and texturing
Pawel Olas .... visual effects
Sebastian Ravagnani .... visual effects
Kurtis Richmond .... senior matte painter
James Rogers .... visual effects supervisor
Cameron Sharp .... visual effects editor: Fuel VFX
Richard Skelton .... layout & matchmove artist
Nathan Smith .... I/O supervisor
Anders Thonell .... visual effects supervisor
Rod Wallwork .... digital intermediate compositor
Colin Ware .... modeler and texture artist
Alex Holcombe .... i/o operator assistant: Fuel VFX (uncredited)
Harry Dakanalis .... stunt coordinator
Mark Hennessy .... stunt coordinator
Mark Hennessy .... stunt double: Martin
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Bailey .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Leuke Marriott .... video split operator
Zac Murphy .... gaffer
Matt Nettheim .... documentary videographer (as Matthew Nettheim)
Matt Nettheim .... still photographer (as Matthew Nettheim)
Kevin Scott .... director of photography: second unit
Oliver Scott .... additional first assistant camera: second unit
Damian Seagar .... best boy
Brendan Shanley .... key grip
Shaun Wilson .... additional electric
Animation Department
Konstantin Kovalenko .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Validakis .... costume buyer
Editorial Department
Sophie Dick .... assistant editor
Olivier Fontenay .... colorist
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital intermediate editor
David Gross .... editorial supervisor
David Gross .... post production services
Katherine Heads .... digital intermediate producer
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate supervisor
Music Department
Wes Chew .... music engineer/mixer
Tom Herdman .... assistant music engineer
Andrew Kotatko .... music supervisor
James K. Lee .... orchestrator
Other crew
Jeremy Atcliffe .... production accountant
Amy Barclay .... script supervisor
Frank Brinken .... security
Holli Brinken .... unit assistant
Stephen Cleary .... script editor
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Erin Good .... production secretary
Hilton Howson .... production coordinator
Ranald MacLurkin .... unit manager
Michael Sanderson .... production runner
Brendan Shanley .... locations scout
Adam Signorelli .... production runner: pre-production
Gary Ticehurst .... helicopter pilot
Jennifer White .... dialect coach
Andrew Lesnie .... thanks
Brendan Shanley .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and brief violence
102 min | USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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First feature film directed by Daniel Nettheim since Angst (2000), a gap of about eleven years. Nettheim has worked in television during the interim.See more »
Continuity: 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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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Spectacular landscape in a mercenary-redemption thriller, 7 July 2012
Author: Framescourer from London, UK

It's hard to tell which is more craggy and characterful - the Tasmanian outback of Willem Dafoe's face. The parallel is clear. Just as the man - a mercenary called Martin David - goes in search of a rare, precious animal in the extraordinary landscape, so he also finds his charting his own soul and its shortcomings.

One of the devices for this is the classical music that he listens to on his iPod. He seems detached from it, as if he needs to play it to remind him of something but he cannot think what. Only the accidental attachment of a family can make the connection for him.

Frances O'Connor as the mother and Morgana Davies as her daughter are at least as good as Dafoe in this picture. Sam Neill also has a role as a morally vacillating local. I found the idea and the storytelling strong. However, there is a slight sense of an intellectual remove, of the company and director well aware of their work and perhaps trying to hard to convey it rather than inhabit it. Still a really good solid film. 7/10

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