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The Hunt Review - Independent Cinema [VIFF 2012]

Independent Cinema writes: Teachers have such thankless jobs. They have to put up with so much from their students, and they can never do anything that will offend anyone. Even punishing a student can result in their parents demanding their head on a stake. The Hunt (or Jagten, its original title) however, shows us the one thing a teacher never wants to encounter, and how it can absolutely ruin their lives. It’s a horrifying depiction of something that could easily happen in society, and unlike Lore where it was about letting go of past convictions, The Hunt is a movie that shows what happens when an accusation can never be forgotten. Aided by Mads Mikkelsen’s Cannes winning performance for Best Actor, this film displays a reality that is achieved by some absurd moments, but otherwise hauntingly realized by director Thomas Vinterberg.

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