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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:
Mitra Hajjar ... Sara P. Alavi - Ali's Wife
Rafi Pitts ... Ali Alavi
Mahmoud Babai Mahmoud Babai ... Policeman
Malek Jahan Khazai Malek Jahan Khazai ... Ali's Mother
Ebrahim Safarpour Ebrahim Safarpour ... Police Officer
Gholamreza Rajabzadeh Gholamreza Rajabzadeh ... Nazem - Police Officer
Ismaïl Amani Ismaïl Amani ... Young boy
Hassan Ghalenoi Hassan Ghalenoi ... Policeman - Soldier
Sara Kamrani Sara Kamrani ... Orphonage Nurse
Ali Mazinani Ali Mazinani ... Reza - Young night guard
Shoja'edin Ghanaei Shoja'edin Ghanaei ... Doctor
Abbas Hassanzadeh Abbas Hassanzadeh ... Policeman
Fatemeh Alijani Fatemeh Alijani ... Orphonage Receptionist
Javad Nazari Javad Nazari ... Policeman
Ali Nicksaulat Ali Nicksaulat ... Police Officer - Commander


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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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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5 November 2016 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

There are things I liked about Iranian drama 'The Hunted': the scenes of quiet dialogue, where the meaning lies in what's not said, or the surreal waiting-for-Godot quality that the movie takes on as it nears its end. It's also interesting to see an Iran of stormy coasts and rain-swept forests, far from the classical image of a land of deserts. But the first half of the film is overly quiet and slow, and there are also a number of low-key scenes that have self-evidently been written and shot that way not for effect, but for budgetary reasons: the car chase, for example, is supremely low-energy, while other critical moments occur off-camera. More than anything else, however, the film is let down mostly by its odd plot, and the seemingly random motivations of its characters. It feels like the debut feature of someone with more than a few ideas, but without the practice of how to actually make them work as a film.

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