Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Hunt

A kindergarten teacher's assistant (Mads Mikkelsen) leads a quiet life in a small Danish and finds it severely and unjustly disrupted when the confused accusation of one of his students leads him to be branded as a sexual predator. The Hunt contains a threadbare, one strand plot but is carried by Mikkelsen's nuanced, sympathetic performance, Thomas Vinterberg's adept direction, and superb photography from Charlotte Bruus Christensen.
*** out of ****