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Shown: January 11, 2013 at 6pm

Director : Thomas Vinterberg

Country : Denmark

Release Date : 2012

Duration : 115 mins

Language : Danish

Subtitles : Yes

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.

“Anchored by Mads Mikkelsen’s sympathetic performance, ‘The Hunt’ asks difficult questions with the courage to pursue answers head on.”  (Rotten Tomatoes website)