Arrow Film have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's drama Jagten a.k.a [url="http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Hunt-Blu-ray/60488/"][img]http://images2.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/60488_medium.jpg[/img][/url] (2012), starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen and Annika Wedderkopp. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is March 25th.
Earlier this year, The Hunt won Best Actor Award (Mads Mikkelsen), Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist (Charlotte Bruus Christensen), and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
Thomas Vinterberg directs this Danish thriller. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Lukas, a recently-divorced primary school teacher locked in an acrimonious custody battle over his teenage son Marcus (Lasse Fogelstrøm). When five-year-old Klara (Annika Wedderkop), the daughter of Lukas's best friend Theo (Thomas Bo Larsen), tells the headmistress of the school - untruthfully - that Lukas has acted abusively towards her, the accusations quickly escalate and Lukas soon faces unanimous condemnation from everyone around him, including his closest friends.
Great film, I saw the UK premier at the London Film Festival, which followed up with an interesting Q&A with Thomas Vinterberg. Film was based on real life cases, but not from Denmark, he worked on screenplay with child psychologist.
If you missed this the Curzon Soho was the film with a Q&A with Thomas Vinterberg via Skype on 30th November, the weekend it goes on release in the UK.
Fantastic film ! @ Philly Q, I fully agree. A film of this quality deserves to get full exposure. I would implore people to see it. The whole 'no smoke without fire' theory is put under the scope in a clever well thought out flick.
Denmark in late fall into winter is a beautiful backdrop for this hard hitting story line.
I highly recommend this film. Saw it at the London film festival and still it pops into my mind from time to time, especially with all the stuff reverberating around the media. Powerful stuff, not for the faint hearted.