Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Hunt (Jagten) (2012)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp. 115 min. Rated R. Denmark/Sweden. Drama.

The emotionally-charged account of a kindergarten girl leads to a male teacher being accused of pedophilia, obviously giving other parents the jitters, and suddenly the whole town is on the teacher like a pack of wolves. He's fired, handcuffed, prosecuted, and banned even by the local grocery store. Eventually, his entire livelihood is (very believably) destroyed. It's a social horror that can happen to anybody: becoming the victim of a mob mentality, depending on what the society is super-sensitive to, based on the testimony of an unreliable witness. My favorite new actor, Mads Mikkelsen, makes the pain excruciatingly palpable.

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