Mads Mikkelsen, now starring in 'Arctic', won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his performance in Thomas Vinterberg's ('Festen') 'The Hunt'.
Lucas, a forty year old divorcee, is finally getting his life under control. He's got himself a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of re-building his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things soon start to unravel. Nothing significant, just a slight comment here, a random lie there. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity.
Both a modern tale of a witch-hunt and an examination of how fragile a community can become when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish.
★★★★ "Beautifully performed and tough as nails" - David Hughes, Empire
★★★★ "A drama-thriller with the atmospheric grip of a horror film" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "Instantly felt like one of the year’s best films" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph