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The Hunt

  • Foundation Coffee House Sevendale House, Lever Street Manchester, M1 1JB (map)
 

 

The Hunt unfolds in a small provincial town in the days leading up to Christmas. Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), 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.

The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie can quickly become a truth - a modern tale of a witch-hunt, injustice, guilt and, ultimately, forgiveness. A fable on how fragile a community can become when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish. It is a stirring portrait of a man struggling to exonerate himself, and a father and a son reaching out for one another as their world crumbles.

"This is cinema that sinks its claws into your back."
- Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

 



Our screenings are intimate but relaxed, held at the beautiful Foundation Coffee House, with a maximum audience size of around thirty people.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the film will begin at 7pm.

Tickets: £5 / £3.50 / £0

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Directed by:
Thomas Vinterberg

Year:
2012

Country:
Denmark

Language:
Danish (English subtitles)

Running time:
110 mins

BBFC age rating:
15

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