As the first Danish-language film in 14 years, Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" starring Mads Mikkelsen, is selected for the main Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. Vinterberg's drama will be competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
"The Hunt" takes place in a small rural town just before Christmas. Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of reestablishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things go awry. Not a lot. Just a slight comment. A random lie. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity.
Thomas Vinterberg is one of the original Dogme brothers and was the director of the much acclaimed 'The Celebration'.