Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Mads Mikkelsen Week: The Hunt
The Hunt was directed by Thomas Vinterberg and written with Tobias Lindholm. Mikkelsen stars as Lucas, an unassuming nice guy who works at the local kindergarten after having lost his job at the high school when it closed. Divorced with a teenage son, Lucas lives a simple life hunting and drinking with his gang of friends while being a favorite of the students at the kindergarten. Klara, daughter of Lucas' best friend Theo, latches on to Lucas since her parents always seem to be fighting and forgetting she exists. When Klara's crush is rebuffed, the little girl makes up a white lie and tells the school master that Lucas exposed himself to her. The school master immediately believes the little girl and soon Lucas' life is turned upside down as he is fired from his job and ostracized by much of the community, including his former close friends.
In case you don't know what I'm talking about, just don't push it: