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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
Malek Jahan Khazai Malek Jahan Khazai ... Ali's Mother
Javad Nazari Javad Nazari ... Policeman
Amir Ayoubi Amir Ayoubi ... Police Officer
Hossein Nickbakht Hossein Nickbakht ... Hotel Receptionist
Abbas Hassanzadeh Abbas Hassanzadeh ... Policeman
Hassan Ghalenoi Hassan Ghalenoi ... Policeman - Soldier
Naser Madahi Naser Madahi ... Basiri - Old Night guard
Manoochehr Rahimi Manoochehr Rahimi ... Inspector
Sara Kamrani Sara Kamrani ... Orphonage Nurse
Ebrahim Safarpour Ebrahim Safarpour ... Police Officer
Gholamreza Rajabzadeh Gholamreza Rajabzadeh ... Nazem - Police Officer
Ismaïl Amani Ismaïl Amani ... Young boy
Ali Mazinani Ali Mazinani ... Reza - Young night guard


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Thriller


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Iran | Germany



Release Date:

8 April 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunter See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,695,700, 9 May 2012
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Political and gloomy
20 May 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This movie played at the International Film Festival in Berlin this year and it was in the official program/selection! A drama about a family living in a very disturbing time and regime. But don't expect the movie to give you some easy answers or an easy plot to follow. This is a difficult film, but that's the way they should be (with a theme like that).

Of course you could argue, that the ending isn't the one you would imagine, but hopefully the movie has gotten to you until this point, so that you can identify with the persons at some basic level. I liked it and I think it has some very interesting questions (that again won't be answered in the movie). Not an easy movie then, but if that's your cup of tea, you will be very pleased here

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