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Jagten

The hunt

(DVD - Danish)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jagten
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Lucas is a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Hunt

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Aug 27, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

powerful movie about a difficult subject - how false allegations can ruin someone's life, and how there is really no going back.

Aug 14, 2014
  • Scaltro rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing. But dark. Those Danes are so depressing. Love the main character - the lead is amazing.

Aug 10, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Powerful movie. Excellent performance by Mads Mikkelsen in the lead role. Very watchable with the English subtitles.

Aug 07, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well executed drama of a kindergarden teacher who is wrongly accused of a sexual crime. Powerful performance by Mads Mikkelsen as "Lucas". Such a great actor!

Jul 28, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mikkelson is outstanding, in his quiet choices portraying a gentle man. I found the examination of the effects of the accusation on the strong, well-established friendships among the men to be fascinating - we don't often see this approach applied to male characters in film (well, North American film, anyway). You can really see how torn the best friend, who is also the father of the child making the initial accusation, is - he knows the character of his friend, but also believes certain things about the behaviour of his child, and he is absolutely tortured in trying to figure out which of these people he loves, are lying. I think the other reviewers who criticize the actions of the school's principal and the local ?psychologist? she calls in, have let themselves be sidetracked - well-meaning people in these positions in real life do and can make mistakes, and the effects can be horrifying.

Jul 19, 2014
  • landrydm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie! I'm glad it was translated in French, although too bad they never thought of doing an English translation. I truly enjoyed this movie for it's content and amazing cast. Mads Mikkelsen was absolutely awesome!

Jul 07, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An usual story about the wrongful conviction, by people in a small community, of a sexual crime he did not commit. Great acting by the lead actor, and the little girl who innocently started the whole fiasco. Danish/English with subtitles.

Jun 20, 2014
  • funky_d rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Terrific movie about how a man's life is ruined by allegations he molested his best friend's daughter. The acting is terrific. The events are set up well and the timing which each seemingly minor detail contributes largely to the horrible outcome is skillfully rendered. It's hard to watch it happening. You've head about many cases where children have been abused. You've also heard about cases where the charges have been untrue. The Hunt will move you as it shows the disastrous effects on the supposed victim, supposed perp and the town who is all too quick to judge the complex situation.

I don't understand why it was not translated in English. We only have English subtiles very hard to watch because I'm so busy reading :(

Jun 01, 2014
  • kitatbro rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You must see this movie! Basically it's about the hysteria that ensues after an allegation of child sexual abuse. It's suspenseful and mind blowing. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Mads Mikkelsen, as always, is amazing. His performance is extremely moving.

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