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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.


Alexandre Franchi


Mark Antony Krupa (as Mark A. Krupa), Alexandre Franchi | 1 more credit »

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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 Holly Uloth ... Ambrosia (as Holly O'Brien)
Nicholas Simard ... Viking 1
Claude Gauthier ... Viking 2


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.


Drama | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria enstikta See more »

Filming Locations:

Biccoline, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD 300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ricky Mabe and Kaniehtiio Horn, who play Erik and Princess Evlynia, respectively, have roles in another Montreal-based film: The Trotsky (2009). See more »


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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Interesting debut, if not entirely successful.
14 March 2011 | by Boris_DaySee all my reviews

I checked this out after I read some good reports from festival screenings. I really can't see the appeal of Live Action role-playing, so the film's greatest achievement is that it held my interest at all. I enjoyed the initial comedy of the absurd situations the non-playing lead character finds himself in, once he has barged his way into this make-believe environment. The plot shift and changes in tone from then on, which keeps it unpredictable.

The film is extremely well put together, especially for having been made on such a low budget. The cinematography and the unusual soundtrack are first class. There is some genuinely beautiful and haunting imagery, especially once the hunt gets underway.

For me the biggest problem with The Wild Hunt is that at its heart this is supposed to be a love story, but we never really learn much about the characters or their relationships. It's about a guy on a 'quest' to win back his girlfriend but she remains a cypher from the beginning to the end. I never understood her motivations at all, she just came across as unstable and selfish and therefore I never invested in what's at stake for him.

The other characters are underdeveloped as well and as someone who can't relate to the idea of LARP I would have liked to know more about what draws people to it other than the obvious implication that some do it to escape their real life problems.

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