"A meticulously framed nightmare."
"Mads Mikkelsen is terrific."
"It's easy to see why he won best actor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for this performance."
"An indelibly powerful film."
"This is filmmaking of a high order."
"Fascinating and delicately beautiful."
"A standout performance by Mads Mikkelsen."
"(Mads Mikkelsen) is as magnetically compelling."
"One of the best performances in the festival (TIFF)"
"A devastating portrait of society's tenuous structure under the pressures of fear."
"IMMENSELY POWERFUL—OUTSTANDING. Mads Mikkelsen is one of the finest actors at work today."
". GRIPPING, UNBEARABLY TENSE, yet capable of great subtlety and nuance. Thomas Vinterberg has come storming back."
"5 out of 5 STARS. One of the year’s best films. It shares The Celebration’s devastating dramatic clarity. Mikkelsen gives a career topping performance."
"RIVETING, propelled by a shattering performance by Mads Mikkelsen as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed. Vinterberg’s best film since The Celebration."
"A strong return to form for Thomas Vinterberg."
"THRILLING AND COMPELLING. A stunning turn from the always excellent Mads Mikkelsen."
"Engrossing and provacative. A devastating portrait of society's tenuous structure under the pressures of fear."
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 plays Lucas, a highly-regarded school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is spreading and Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.
Thomas Bo Larsen