Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
The Hunt (Jagten) (2012) Directed by Thomas VinterbergI watched this movie last Friday, as part of a Cinephiles Film Club screening. This month is the Denmark retrospective, so there's a selection of Danish movies being screened. The previous week, Thomas Vinterberg's "The Celebration (Festen)" was screened. "The Hunt" stars Mads Mikkelsen as a kindergarten teacher, Lucas. Lucas is a lonely man, separated from his wife and fighting for custody of his son, finding solace only in the company of close friends and the kids at school. Everything comes crashing down when he is accused of indecent conduct at the school. The mass hysteria that follows is almost terrifying, as Lucas becomes an outcast from his own close-knit community. I thought this movie was brilliantly well done. I liked it far more than "The Celebration". Once the central conflict of the movie was established, it just didn't let up, and the script and direction ensured that an intense tone was maintained. The cinematography was great and the acting from all was stellar, especially Mads Mikkelsen who obviously had to carry the film since he is on screen for a majority of the runtime. Highly recommended to watch, I would rate it a 9/10. This is a sketch of Mads as Lucas, it was drawn in pencil and scanned. #258 / 17-May-17
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