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Chauncey -Theater 2
Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 7:00 PM
A teacher lives a lonely life, struggling over his son's custody. It slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
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"Mikkelsen, one of his country's finest actors, in collaboration with Thomas Vinterberg, one of its finest directors, delivers what may be his strongest performance yet." —Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine

"A merciless examination of the fear and savagery roiling just below the surface of bourgeois life." —Stephen Holden, New York Times

Directed and co-written by Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round), The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt, and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over after 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.

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Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Runtime:115 minutes
Director:Thomas Vinterberg
Year Released:2012
Production Country:Denmark