Jagten – The Hunt

The ending to this film stayed with me for quite a while after I’d seen it, and completely over-rode the few doubts I’d had about it at the beginning.

The beautiful and most excellent actor Mads Mikkelsen plays a quiet, lonely but amiable kindergarten assistant whose life is turned on its head by a lie told by one of his pupils. It’s torture to watch what happens to him, and at no point do you doubt his innocence, which makes the treatment of this delicate subject so engrossing.

The doubts I had were admittedly with my teacher hat on, eg the way the initial allegations were handled didn’t seem to be quite right and was frustrating at the start, but I was able to forgive this by the end. One of the top films of the year.

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