The Hunt

A Danish psycho thriller “the Hunt” (2012) directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelson, Alexandra Rapaport among others.

A brilliant movie dealing with the problems of a false child sex accusations against a person in the community. Lucas (Mads Mikkelson) goes to the nursery to teach children and he is accused of displaying himself by one of the female students. It turns his world upside down and nobody wants to believe him even as he is pleading his innocence. For everybody including the girl’s parents, the girl can’t be wrong, she is never wrong.

Even when the girl says that she just said something for fun, still nobody wants to take that and relieve the man of his guilt. He is shunned by the community, not allowed to buy things from the supermarket, is arrested, cleared but still the doubts remain. Its the way of the community. His favorite dog is killed, stone is thrown into his house and even his son is beaten by the neighbours.

Mads has done a brilliant role as the main person accused of the crime. The film got nominated into a clutch of awards and won a few of them. IMDB 6/10

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