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The Wild Hunt (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | January 2010 (USA)
A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.

Director:

Alexandre Franchi

Writers:

Mark Antony Krupa (as Mark A. Krupa), Alexandre Franchi | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Princess Evlynia - Lyn (as Tiio Horn)
Kent McQuaid ... Greg-ash
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Shaman Murtagh
Mark Antony Krupa ... Bjorn Magnusson (as Mark A. Krupa)
Nicolas Wright ... King Argyle
Kyle Gatehouse ... David
Claudia Jurt ... Tamara
Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles ... Miguel (as Victor Trelles)
Ricky Mabe ... Erik Magnusson
Martin Stone Martin Stone ... Magnus
Terry Simpson Terry Simpson ... Bernie
Spiro Malandrakis ... Oliver
Holly Uloth ... Ambrosia (as Holly O'Brien)
Nicholas Simard ... Viking 1
Claude Gauthier ... Viking 2
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A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.

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It's no longer a game.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many of the scenes were shot at the Duché de Bicolline, a Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) compound in rural Quebec, during their annual Great Battle event. The director commented that after the production manager accidentally "rammed his pickup truck into the Echo of an extra", they tried to make it up to the extra by giving him a bigger part (one of Murtagh's enforcers). See more »

Soundtracks

Thes habet er ubar woroltring
Music composed by Benjamin Bagby
Based on a 9th-century text by the Alsatian monk Otfrid von Weissenburg
Performed by SEQUENTIA
Benjamin Bagby, voice & medieval harp
Norbert Rodenkirchen, medieval wooden flute
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There are more than two sides to human nature
13 September 2010 | by KimtasticSee all my reviews

The story follows Erik, who "crashes" a LARP (Live-Action Role Play) camp in order to confront his estranged girlfriend, Lyn. The event is one that is held supposedly once a year, and the other role players are not pleased to have a modern non-player spoil their fun. Things escalate quickly during Erik's stay; acute conflicts arise between the players, and the game soon stops being a game and becomes a nightmarish brawl.

The main themes and motifs in the film are prevalent, yet not applied so thickly as to be too artsy and obtrusive to the enjoyment of the story. The most upholding traits to the film are the diverse characters and their realistic relationships with one another--Lyn literally says nothing about what she thinks, and even appears to be non-committal to her own feelings in the way she interacts with other characters. Erik is highly aggravated, brutally honest and unforgiving, yet he genuinely cares for Lyn's wellbeing, even though she shows no sort of reciprocation. And Bjorn, Erik's eccentric brother, is so in love with his Icelandic roots that he embraces the game as his reality, and cannot break the boundary between a time for play and a time for seriousness until it's too late.

I found myself trying to guess the next outcome in the string of events, and found that the story was, for the most part, unpredictable in a satisfying way. Just the right amount of popular archetypes were applied to the film to give it a comfortable feel of a typical story while infusing the realistic. Not all characters are heroes or villains, and not all humans see right and wrong in the same way.

I would recommend this film to just about anybody who wouldn't mind squirming in their seat, or watching something on the darker side. You won't necessarily feel like you just saw a double rainbow after watching this, but you may be able to walk away with something on the human condition.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria enstikta See more »

Filming Locations:

Biccoline, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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