• Sat. Nov 25th, 2023

“The Hunt” (Jagten) is a Danish psychological drama film directed by , released in 2012. The story follows Lucas (), a kindergarten teacher who is accused of sexually abusing a child in his care. Despite his protestations of innocence, the accusation spreads through the small town and Lucas is ostracized by his friends and colleagues. As the situation escalates, Lucas finds himself in a desperate struggle to clear his name and regain the trust of those around him.


“The Hunt” is a powerful and thought-provoking film that tackles a difficult subject matter with sensitivity and nuance. Mikkelsen's performance as Lucas is exceptional, conveying the character's frustration and despair as he is relentlessly pursued by an angry and suspicious community. The film is tense and suspenseful throughout, and the final resolution is both satisfying and emotionally charged.


“The Hunt” has won several awards since its release, including the Best Actor award for at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Palme d'Or and won the Vulcain Prize for Technical Achievement. At the 2013 Bodil Awards, the film won Best Danish Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay. The film was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.

Danish Jagten
Directed by
Written by
Produced by

Cinematography Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Edited by
  • Anne Østerud
  • Janus Billeskov Jansen
Music by Nikolaj Egelund
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release dates
  • 20 May 2012 (Cannes)
  • 10 January 2013 (Denmark)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Denmark
Languages Danish

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