The Hunt (2012)

Another film that took the Film Festival circuit by storm last year was The Hunt (2012), directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration) and starring Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, among others).  I really wanted to see this at VIFF last fall, but all the shows were extremely busy and hard to get tickets to.  At the time I reassured myself that this would be making the rounds in a more general sense so I'm glad to see that it is!  It looks like a very fascinating and difficult film about a man who is falsely accused of "interfering" with one of his kindergarten students.  Obviously quite dark, and considering Thomas Vinterberg is behind it I am sure it will not pull any punches.  Vinterberg previously was involved with his fellow Dane, the controversial Lars Von Trier as a co-founder of the revolutionary, innovative, and ultimately contradictory Dogma 95 film movement.  So Vinterberg is not unfamiliar with challenging his audiences.  As I say, I'm sure this will be a difficult film, but Mads Mikkelsen is such an interesting actor that I'm sure it will be a worthwhile watch. 

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