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The Hunter (2011)

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Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

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Daniel Nettheim

Writers:

Alice Addison (screenplay), Wain Fimeri (original adaptation) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Willem Dafoe ... Martin
Frances O'Connor ... Lucy
Sam Neill ... Jack
Morgan Davies ... Sass (as Morgana Davies)
Finn Woodlock Finn Woodlock ... Bike
Jacek Koman ... Middleman
Callan Mulvey ... Rival Hunter
John Brumpton ... Publican
Dan Wyllie ... Pool Player
Sullivan Stapleton ... Doug
Jamie Timony Jamie Timony ... Free
Dan Spielman ... Simon
Maia Thomas ... Shakti
Marc Watson-Paul Marc Watson-Paul ... Jarrah
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Storyline

The independent and lonely hunter Martin David is hired by the powerful biotech company Red Leaf to hunt down the last Tasmanian tiger. Red Leaf is interested in the DNA of the animal and Martin travels to Tasmania alone. He poses as a researcher from a university and lodges in the house of Lucy Armstrong. Martin learns that Lucy's husband has been missing for a long time and he befriends her children, Sass and Bike. When Martin goes to the village, he has a hostile reception from the locals. Along the days, Martin spends his days in the Tasmanian wilderness chasing the Tiger and becomes closer and closer to the Armstrong family. But Red Leaf wants results no matter the costs. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Some Mysteries Should Never Be Solved


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,032, 8 April 2012

Gross USA:

$176,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,680,778
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The source novel by Julia Leigh won the French Prix de l'Astrolabe Ettonants Voyageurs as well as a British Betty Trask Award. The book was also a New York Times notable book of its year as well as being short-listed for a number of literary prizes. It has been translated into nine languages and published in all major territories. This film was made 12 years after the movie's source book was first published in 1999. See more »

Goofs

As Martin is driving towards Jarrah's house there is a GPS located on the dashboard in front of him. When he turns on the road towards the house, the GPS is now located on the left side of the dashboard location were it was before. See more »

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[first lines]
Martin David: Who's he?
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Soundtracks

Song to the Moon
from "Ruselka"
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by Yvonne Kenny and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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Bloody ripper!
25 January 2012 | by DoNotTrustImdbSee all my reviews

Damn it's not often I come across an Aussie film that I would recommend to some one, but this is by far the best Aussie film I have seen in a long long time. I have lived in Australia for just on 30 years, and most films and TV series are lame, boring and very forgettable, but not this gem!

The scenery is breath taking, great cast, intriguing story line if you know all about the Tassie tiger, haunting music score makes this a must see film. Yes at most parts it is all about the tiger, but the director and good cast get's you really involved with all the characters and story line, it left me with chills at the end, and that's something I look for in a film but don't find that often, and damn I was not expecting it in an Aussie film.

9 out of 10 for me, and it's time for me to go back to Tasmania for a holiday, it's been way to long since last time I was there, and might even have a look around for that tiger.


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