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The Hunt
 
 
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark 2012
115 mins. Danish dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 

Mads Mikkelsen 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 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 about sexual abuse throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced into a lonely fight for his life and dignity.

 
What the Critics say:
 
"Anchored by Mads Mikkelsen's sympathetic performance, 'The Hunt' asks difficult questions with the courage to pursue answers head on."  (Rotten Tomatoes website)

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