This powerful and frightening drama from Denmark is not to be missed. Expertly filmed and acted, this is edge-of-your-seat cinema based on carefully crafted narrative, not run-of-the-mill action scenes.
Danish star Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his role, and richly t’is deserved.
To be honest, I’ve never been more nervous watching a film. This is a drama – not a horror; not a thriller. But crikey, is it a tense watch.
I do have some moral reservations regarding the material. Can such a film cause more harm than good to society? Watch it – because it is superb and worthwhile viewing – and when finished, give a thought to my question and see if you agree with me on what I’m driving at.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching trailers. However, if you want to see all the major plot events of this film unfold in miniature format, be our guest:
Title: Jagten (2012)
Direction: Thomas Vinterberg
Screenplay: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg
Cinematography: Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Editing: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Annika Wedderkopp
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