The Hunt (Jagten)
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Events:Spotlight Screening
Year Produced:2012
Production Country:Denmark
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Thomas Vinterberg
Producer:Sisse Graum Jorgensen
Morten Kaufmann
Screenwriter:Thomas Vinterberg
Tobias Lindholm
Music:Nikolaj Egelund
Cinematographer:Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Editor:Anne Osterud
Janus Billeskov Jansen
Cast:Mads Mikkelsen
Thomas Bo Larsen
Annika Wedderkopp
Lasse Fogelstrom
Susse Wold
Anne Louise Hassing
Lars Ranthe
Alexandra Rapaport
Additional Info
An innocent man accused of a horrendous act.

Lucas (Mikkelsen) has lived in his small, tight-knit community all his life. He has formed lifelong friendships, goes on regular hunting trips and is a divorced daycare worker hoping to win the custody of his son. The children under his care adore Lucas, including Klara, the young daughter of Lucas’ friend Theo. When Klara innocently kisses Lucas on the lips one day while he walks her home, a shocked Lucas tells her that only mommies and daddies kiss that way. But that one moment sparks a modern-day witch hunt with Lucas as the target.

Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration) directs the incomparable Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale)—who won the Best Actor Prize in Cannes for this performance—in a powerful story about an innocent man, wrongly accused.