Special Interest Review: The Hunt 2012

Special Interest Review: The Hunt 2012

I’m going to put three warnings into this introduction. 1) If you haven’t seen the 2012 Danish film The Hunt (AKA Jagten), then I warn you that this is a textual analysis of the film and it will contain spoilers. 2) If you are a childcare professional, please be aware the film discusses a very sensitive subject. Both this article and the film may be quite disconcerting for you to view. I should know as when I first saw the film I was working in a primary school, mostly with the younger classes. 3) This will delve more into social structures than the art of film, but I would point out that these Special Interest Reviews are for examining a film through a very specific lens. What I want to discuss in this article is how movies can tackle complex social issues in a thoughtful, respectful manner. I would also like to thank Niche Film Reviews for reminding me about this film. I will post a link to their article at the bottom of the page which I recommend people read if they want to get a sense of the film without spoilers. Last chance to turn back. Still here? Okay.

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