Originally Posted by underEJ
I saw The Hunt yesterday. Mads Mikkelsen's new movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg, and he is brilliant again, though in a totally different way. It is about a small Danish town that has to deal with a molestation accusation in a kindergarten and how a small lie (that is on the poster, the viewer always knows he didn't do it so no spoiler!) can grow and ruin innocence much the same way molestation itself ruins innocence. He plays Lucas, a recently separated/divorced teacher newly working in a kindergarten, who is accused of something by one child, and then shunned, reviled and abused, by the devastated parents in the tight knit town, even as he can't fathom that anyone he has known his whole life could believe this tale. I would recommend it. He has a scene on Christmas Eve in church that had me nearly in tears, and I am not a movie crybaby.
Got that cued up in the netflix, just haven't had a chance to watch it, but glad to hear another positive review, from which I've only seen good reviews for it.