The Hunt

The Hunt ★★★★½

The Hunt is still as powerful and devastating as it was upon my first watch and this time I noticed other interesting aspects that made the whole experience even more enthralling. I like to think that similarly to the deer, Lucas is now the hunted one, having to constantly live in fear and always look over his shoulder, knowing his life will never be the same as it used to be. This movie investigates several different themes such as innocence, trust and pride in a very emotional manner, enabling you to truly relate to the protagonist's pain and despair. There are quite a few memorable moments here, making you often feel uneasy and intrigued by the story. There is also the unpredictable ending, which couldn't have been any more fitting to the symbolisms presented in the film. Finally, I had previously commented on my first review about Mads Mikkelsen's heartfelt, sincere and simply spellbinding performance here, but I also need to recognize the admirable efforts by the rest of the cast. All of them highly contributed to making The Hunt one the finest dramas in recent years.

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