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The Hunter (2010)

Shekarchi (original title)
In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the ... See full summary »


Rafi Pitts


Rafi Pitts (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Rafi Pitts ... Ali Alavi
Mitra Hajjar ... Sara P. Alavi - Ali's Wife
Mahmoud Babai Mahmoud Babai ... Policeman
Malek Jahan Khazai Malek Jahan Khazai ... Ali's Mother
Ismaïl Amani Ismaïl Amani ... Young boy
Javad Nazari Javad Nazari ... Policeman
Ali Nicksaulat Ali Nicksaulat ... Police Officer - Commander
Ebrahim Safarpour Ebrahim Safarpour ... Police Officer
Naser Madahi Naser Madahi ... Basiri - Old Night guard
Manoochehr Rahimi Manoochehr Rahimi ... Inspector
Hossein Nickbakht Hossein Nickbakht ... Hotel Receptionist
Amir Ayoubi Amir Ayoubi ... Police Officer
Ali Mazinani Ali Mazinani ... Reza - Young night guard
Mansour Dowlatmand Mansour Dowlatmand ... Police Officer
Gholamreza Rajabzadeh Gholamreza Rajabzadeh ... Nazem - Police Officer


In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the boundaries between the hunter and the hunted are difficult to perceive. Written by Anthony Ray

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Drama | Thriller


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Dark and nihilistic hunting-movie
17 October 2010 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

Rafi Pitts directs himself in a portrayal of a man left with a very compromised life after serving time in jail. All he has/cares about is his girlfriend and their daughter, but because of the past he is locked in a situation that gives them few chances to meet. As he works and lives in chaotic and overpopulated Teheran feeling chained to circumstances he finds some outlet in hunting, or rather just walking around with his rifle in the forest. While driving there's speeches from the supreme priest Ali Khamenei.

Then things takes for the worse as the only thing he held onto was taken away from him. First he looks for answers and help, but gets neither. What is then left? This is a grim and well-crafted thriller. The chase through foggy landscapes kept me on the edge of the seat. Look elsewhere if you want a optimistic sunshine story though. Recommended to people who have been to Iran and has a balanced view of the situation there. Don't come here for a first-impression of an amazing country.

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Iran | Germany



Release Date:

8 April 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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