VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Jagten

V' 12

Jagten

Die Jagd

Thomas Vinterberg
DK/S, 2012
Fiction, 111min, OmdU

© Photo by Per Arnesen © Photo by Per Arnesen © Photo by Per Arnesen

Jagten

Thomas Vinterberg
DK/S, 2012
Fiction, 111min, OmdU

Actors: 
Mads Mikkelsen
Lucas
Thomas Bo Larsen
Theo
Lars Ranthe
Bruun
Susse Wold
Grethe
Anne Louise Hassing
Agnes
Screenplay: 
Thomas Vinterberg
Tobias Lindholm
Sound: 
Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Camera: 
Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Editor: 
Anne Østerud
Composer: 
Nikolaj Egelund
Decoration: 
Torben Stig Nielsen
Costume: 
Manon Rasmussen

Production: 
Zentropa, Film i Väst
World Sales: 
TrustNordisk
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

It is 14 years since Thomas Vinterberg burst into view with his excoriating family drama FESTEN, which launched the minimalist Dogme movement and became a much-talked-about cultural phenomenon on its own account. Well, Vinterberg really has come storming back with JAGTEN, a reminder of his superb gift for unsettling collective drama: it is forthright, powerful, composed and directed with clarity and overwhelming force, yet capable of great subtlety and nuance.

The lead performance from Mads Mikkelsen is outstanding: he is Lucas, a teacher who's having to work temporarily as a kindergarten assistant due to a school closure, recently divorced, but with many good friends in a close-knit community. But things go horribly wrong for Lucas when an accusation is made against him by a child, and the situation escalates out of control. With Mikkelsen at its centre, JAGTEN becomes an unbearably tense drama-thriller. (Peter Bradshaw) 

In the presence of Thomas Vinterberg (on Nov 6th).