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The Hunt (2012)
"Jagten" (original title)

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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Annika Wedderkopp ...
Lasse Fogelstrøm ...
Marcus
Susse Wold ...
Anne Louise Hassing ...
Agnes
Lars Ranthe ...
Bruun
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Nadja
Sebastian Bull Sarning ...
Torsten
Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jensen ...
Lars T
Daniel Engstrup ...
Johan
Troels Thorsen ...
Bent
Søren Rønholt ...
Big Carsten
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Tiny
Jytte Kvinesdal ...
Inger
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Lucas is a Kindergarten teacher who takes great care of his students. Unfortunately for him, young Klara has a run-away imagination and concocts a lie about her teacher. Before Lucas is even able to understand the consequences, he has become the outcast of the town. The hunt is on to prove his innocence before it's taken from him for good. Written by napierslogs

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son | lie | love | teacher | broken window | See more »

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The lie is spreading.

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Rated R for sexual content including a graphic image, violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 January 2013 (Denmark)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,045 (USA) (12 July 2013)

Gross:

$610,968 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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This is Thomas Vinterberg's second film to be featured in the IMDb Top 250. The first was The Celebration (1998). See more »

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After Theo is hit by Lucas in the church he has a black eye. The same night he visits his daughter Klara in her bedroom his eye is normal again. Later Theo visits Lucas and his injury is visible again. See more »

Quotes

[subtitled version]
Lucas: What are you saying? Have you got something to say me?
Agnes: stop it, Lucas.
Lucas: you want to tell me something?
Theo: relax, Lucas
Lucas: the whole town is listening . tell me! what do you want to say?
Agnes: stop it, you fucking psychopath!
Lucas: I want a word with Theo. look into my eyes. look me in the eyes. what do you see? do you see anything? nothing. There's nothing. There's nothing. you leave me alone now. you leave me alone now, Theo. Then I'll go. Thank you.
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Jingle Bells
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Sometimes we're too quick to see men as monsters
19 December 2012 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film comes right after the hysteria generated by the Jimmy Saville abuse scandals and the revelations about pedophilia within the Catholic Church.

Suffice to say it is refreshing and pertinent to see a story about the damage that can be caused to an innocent man, by a false report. We live in a society that is increasingly insecure and paranoid about pedophilia, rape and abuse. Virgin Airlines won't allow a man to sit next to a child who is traveling alone. Men are given funny looks in playgrounds. Mothers are reported to social workers when they give their screaming kids a slap in public.

This film demonstrates the danger that comes from that hysteria and reminds us all that children, for whatever reason, do not always tell the truth. The consequences are brutal and made all the more realistic by a stellar cast of actors. I give props to the young actress playing Klara, the girl who makes the false accusation, she was fantastic.

Distressing, highly emotional, but unlike an American movie, never over-bearing in its sentimentality, minus one or two slightly cliché metaphors in the dialogue. It makes you empathize with all the characters, not just the protagonist and really makes you think about what you would do if you found yourself, or someone you loved, in that situation.


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