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Jagten (2012)

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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

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Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Tobias Lindholm (screenplay), Thomas Vinterberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Lucas
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Theo
Annika Wedderkopp Annika Wedderkopp ... Klara
Lasse Fogelstrøm Lasse Fogelstrøm ... Marcus
Susse Wold ... Grethe
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Agnes
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Bruun
Alexandra Rapaport ... Nadja
Sebastian Bull Sarning Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Torsten
Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jensen Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jensen ... Lars T
Daniel Engstrup Daniel Engstrup ... Johan
Troels Thorsen Troels Thorsen ... Bent
Søren Rønholt Søren Rønholt ... Big Carsten
Hana Shuan ... Tiny
Jytte Kvinesdal Jytte Kvinesdal ... Inger
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Storyline

Lucas is a Kindergarten teacher who takes great care of his students. Unfortunately for him, young Klara has a run-away imagination and concocts a lie about her teacher. Before Lucas is even able to understand the consequences, he has become the outcast of the town. The hunt is on to prove his innocence before it's taken from him for good. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

The lie is spreading.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including a graphic image, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | English | Polish

Release Date:

10 January 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,045, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$687,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,309,793
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Thomas Vinterberg's second film to be featured in the IMDb Top 250. The first was The Celebration (1998). See more »

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After Theo is hit by Lucas in the church he has a black eye. The same night he visits his daughter Klara in her bedroom his eye is normal again. Later Theo visits Lucas and his injury is visible again. See more »

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Theo: The world is full of evil but if we hold on to each other, it goes away.
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"Dramatic, poignant and rightfully provocative..."
24 October 2012 | by Sindre KaspersenSee all my reviews

Danish screenwriter and director Thomas Vinterberg's eight feature film which he co-wrote with Danish screenwriter and director Tobias Lindholm and co-produced, premiered In competition at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival in 2012, was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and is a Danish production which was shot on location in Denmark and produced by Danish producer and screenwriter Morten Kaufmann and Danish producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen. It tells the story about Lucas, a recently divorced middle-aged man who just began working at a kindergarten and who wishes to spend more time with his teenage son Marcus who lives with his mother. After starting a romance with a foreign woman named Nadja things improve, but one day during a conversation with Grethe who runs the day-care center, he learns that a girl named Klara has told her an unsettling story about him. In a matter of days a spark is turned into a flame and a harmonic village into an irrational witch-hunt against one individual.

Finely and acutely directed by Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg, this finely paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character's point of view, draws an instantly involving and profoundly heartrending portrayal of a little girl who after being unintentionally hurt by a well-liked man whom she has a childhood crush on, unknowingly and with only a few words incriminates him by expressing her anger to the head of the kindergarten. While notable for its naturalistic rural milieu depictions, fine production design by Danish production designer Torben Stig Nielsen, cinematography by Danish cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, editing by Danish film editors Janus Billeskov Jansen and Anne Østerud, use of sound and realism, this character-driven and narrative-driven psychological drama about family relations, friendship and irrevocable accusations which is set during a late winter in Denmark, depicts a refined study of character and contains a good score by Danish composer Nikolaj Egelund.

This somewhat romantic, at times humorous, atmospheric and tangible intrigue which has been chosen as Denmark's official submission to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014 and where a friendship is tested, a hunter becomes the hunted and the question of guilt transforms ordinary people into paranoid Savages, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle character development, mysterious characters, brilliant writing, the tailor-made though distinct and accomplished acting performance by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, the understated acting performance by Danish actor Thomas Bo Larsen and the impressively authentic acting performance by child actress Annika Wedderkopp. A dramatic, poignant and rightfully provocative tale which gained, among other awards, the award for Best Actor Mads Mikkelsen and the Vulcain Prize of the Technical Artist Charlotte Bruus Christensen for outstanding cinematography at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in 2012.


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