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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 ...
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
Hana Shuan ...
Tiny
Jytte Kvinesdal ...
Inger
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Storyline

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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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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Release Date:

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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Denmark's official submission to the Foreign Language Film category of the 2014 Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

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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Leif Pedersens Orkester
(P) 1978 Fontana Records / PolyGram
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This is a Film with a capital "F"
24 March 2013 | by (Cluj, Romania) – See all my reviews

I've been an IMDb user for several years. Still, this is my first review.

After watching this Film, I just felt the urge to praise it. So here it is: thanks to the writer, director, actors and all those who created this masterpiece. It really has the power to convey real feelings to the watcher. Even though I kept telling to myself it was just a movie, it still made me care for the characters.

It's a shame that such Films are not promoted as they should be. I am so sorry I had no idea about Danish cinematography until now. This movie will make stay alert for any new Danish production and look for older ones in a desperate try to recover what you could've experienced instead of all the commercial movie offer of Hollywood.


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Who else has lost their job by others lies, deceit and stupidity? kepswa
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For the most part, I loved this movie - BUT, I have a few serious gripes Joarthus
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