The Hunt

All it takes is one little lie and nothing will ever be the same. Mads Mikkelsen stars in Thomas Vinterberg's bri­lliant Oscar-nominated drama.

Denmark, Sweden 2012
  • Czech
115 min.

The hero of Vinterberg’s dis­turbing and evocative drama is 40-year-old Lucas (the excellent Mads Mikkelsen) who is trying to get his life back together after a difficult divorce, and to strengthen his relationship with his son Marcus. Little does he suspect that an innocent lie has sown the seeds of mistrust among their cohabitating community of friends. He will be forced to fight not only for his dignity but for his very life.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Screenplay: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
Cinematography: Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Music: Nikolaj Egelund
Editing: Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Production Design: Torben Stig Nielsen
Producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
Co-production: Jessica Ask, Madeleine Ekman, Charlotte Pedersen, Martin Persson
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Susse Wold, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe