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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 ... 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 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


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

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Trivia

When receiving the Honorary Golden Bear Award at Berlinale in 2018, Willem Dafoe chose this movie from all of his works to be screened as part of the ceremony. 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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Ombra Mai Fu
from "Serse"
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by Malena Ernman and the Stockholm Sinfonietta
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Beautiful and Dramatic Film with an Unpredictable and Sad Plot
18 July 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The independent and lonely hunter Martin David (Willem Dafoe) 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 of a researcher from a university and is lodged in the house of Lucy Armstrong (Frances O'Connor). Martin leans that Lucy's husband has been missing for a long time and he befriends her children, Sass (Morgana Davies) and Bike (Finn Woodlock).

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.

"The Hunter" is a beautiful and dramatic film with an unpredictable and sad plot. The Tasmania landscape is certainly the great attraction of film that is supported by a good story, two lovely children (Morgana Davies and Finn Woodlock) and the excellent Willem Dafoe. It is also great to see again Frances O'Connor, who had disappeared from the "big screen". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): O Caçador" "The Hunter")


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2011 (Australia) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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