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The Hunt (2012)

Jagten (original title)
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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.

Director:

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 ... 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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bruun: It's common for children to describe non-existing details. I don't know if it's their imagination, or they pick it up from each other or from their parents. It's always assumed that children tell the truth And unfortunately, very often they do...
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Connections

Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Bleak Midwinter
Lyrics by Christina Georgina Rossetti (as Rossetti)
Music by Gustav Holst (as Holst)
[performed by] The Worcester Cathedral Choir (as Worcester Cathedral Choir)
(p) Naxos Danmark
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simply wonderful...
3 March 2013 | by milica-vukojeSee all my reviews

what can i say?

this movie is simply a masterpiece. this movie is what i hope to see every time i enter a cinema.

this movie is warm, engaging, natural, simple, cruel, human... it is everything at once.

i cried my soul out, it is unbelievable how danish directors (lars von trier and thomas vinterberg) are able to move me with their movies.

story is superb. casting is superb. acting is superb. directing is superb.

they say danish people are cold and detached, denmark being a northern country. no one ever takes me to such an emotional journey as danish directors... i think i should marry a danish guy ;)

let me sum it up with what i already said before: this movie is the reason why i go to the cinema in the first place. not for the entertainment, but for the art. for that feeling that i just read a wonderful book. that feeling of satisfaction that i just did something great for my soul. purging, cleansing of my soul, if i may say it that way.

beautiful.

thank you, thomas vinterberg... and thanks to the rest of the crew.


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | English | Polish

Release Date:

10 January 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,045, 14 July 2013

Gross USA:

$613,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,843,274
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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