Lucas is a newly divorced school teacher, who thanks to budget cuts is temporarily working in a kindergarten. Popular and charming, Lucas is an enthusiastic and integrated part of the small town in which he lives. But when a small girl accuses him of unforgivably inappropriate behaviour he quickly becomes persona non grata, and from there on, his life implodes with remarkable speed. Upon its premiere THE HUNT was hailed not only as a triumph, but as Thomas Vinterberg's best film since his breakthrough movie THE CELEBRATION.
THOMAS VINTERBERG is a Danish film director who, along with Lars von Trier, co-founded the Dogme 95 movement in filmmaking, which established rules for simplifying movie production. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993 and in 1996 he made his debut as a feature film director with THE BIGGEST HEROES. Following the dogma rules he wrote and directed THE CELEBRATION for which he won numerous nominations and awards including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. His film SUBMARINO (2010) was nominated to the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. His latest movie, THE HUNT (2012) competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year.