DVD & Blu-ray review: The Hunt (15)
Thomas Vinterberg DVD/ Blu-ray (115mins)
Friday 22 March 2013
Dogme figurehead Thomas Vinterberg memorably exposed historical child abuse in Festen.
In The Hunt the alleged abuse is false. Mads Mikkelsen's gentle kindergarten teacher is persecuted for a crime against a five-year-old girl that he didn't commit. There is no ambiguity here, he's innocent and the scenes where the small-town Danish community turn on him are suitably unbearable. Vinterberg's tense thriller is excellent on the mentality of the mob and the consequences of children being exposed to pornography.
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