The Hunt

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(Denmark / 2012 / Directed by Thomas Vinterberg)
R / 111 mins. 
With echoes of the Danish filmmaker’s 1998 drama, The Celebration, Thomas Vinterberg’s new film won its star, Mads Mikkelsen, the award for best actor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Intelligent, ferocious, and meticulously composed, The Hunt reveals the precariousness of some of our most cherished social ideals, particularly the close bond of community, the sanctity of domesticity, and the innocence of childhood.
Lucas (Mikkelsen) is a man whose passivity is both a part of his charm and his undoing. An integral part of his tight-knit community, he works in a daycare where he shares a special bond with his best friend’s young daughter, Klara (Annika Wedderkopp). But when the two have a misunderstanding, Klara invents a story that sparks an investigation. As rumors and innuendo spread through the town, Lucas’s place in his community begins to transform, until it seems there is no way back. Bathed in glorious fall colors that fade into twinkling December snow, Vinterberg’s film is an engrossing, nuanced, and morally complex tale.
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