Dramatically terrifying, The Hunt tells the story of a man caught up in the innocent lie of a young child. Thomas Vinterberg directs Mads Mikkelsen (NBC's Hannibal), who won Best Actor for the role at the Cannes Film Festival. Reading lots of wrongly accused cases, the story is based upon a combination of several stories.
2012 Cannes Film Festival:
Winner: Best Actor – Mads Mikkelsen
2012 Telluride Film Festival
2012 Toronto Film Festival
2012 AFI Film Festival-LA
2012 European Film Awards:
Winner - Best Screenwriter
Nominee – Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director
Rather than toy with the audience about his innocence, writer/director Thomas Vinterberg shows the truth from the beginning. The result is a heartbreaking and unabashedly honest story with phenomenal performances. I particularly love the character of the young girl, Klara, as she had a quirk of not wanting to step on floors with lines. This was never addressed as an issue at all; everyone around her was accepting of it. I would have liked to have asked the director about that.