The lucky winner will get their hands on Seasons 1 and 2 of The Killing, and the first seasons of both The Bridge, and Borgen – three Danish dramas that have all won acclaim on British screens. The Hunt continues this fine tradition on the silver screen, with Mads Mikkelsen (winner of best actor at Cannes in this role) starring as a teacher whose life is shattered by an innocent lie.
Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas is starting to pull his life back together again. He has a new girlfriend, a new job, and is in the process of re-establishing his relationship with his teenage son Marcus. However one passing remark threatens Lucas’s newfound stability. One of the children he looks after at the nursery where he works, a little girl with a vivid imagination, tells a random lie which is impossible to ignore. Her allegation spreads like a virus, quickly acquiring the veneer of truth the more it is told. As shock turns to mistrust and then malice, it doesn’t take long before this small community is in a collective state of hysteria, igniting a witch-hunt that threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life.
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg – co-founder of the Dogme movement alongside Lars von Trier, and director of the award-winning international hit Festen – The Hunt won the Best Actor prize (Mads Mikkelsen), as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Thomas Vinterberg) and the Vulcain Prize for Technical Artist (to Director of Photography Charlotte Bruus Christensen) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it screened to critical acclaim In Competition.
For your chance to win some Scandinavian drama to watch at home, simply answer this question:
With which fellow director did Thomas Vinterberg co-found the Dogme 95 movement?
A) Gus Van Sant
B) Lars von Trier
C) Peter Greenaway
To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 09/12/12.
The Hunt is in cinemas tomorrow (November 30th)