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Thomas Vinterberg’s Cannes competition film and award-winning drama THE HUNT has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

THE HUNT, which is also Denmark’s official entry for the Academy Award ® for Best Foreign Language Film this year, is nominated for a Golden Globe along with BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, THE GREAT BEAUTY, THE PAST and THE WIND RISES.

“This is spectacular news. Once again I am tremendously overjoyed on behalf of the whole team behind the film. The Golden Globe Awards is among the heavyweights and there is a certain satisfaction in seeing how this dark story we dug out of our own backyard in Denmark doesn’t only resonate in Europe but also in America. Somehow it seems our little local story has become universal and I am very proud of that”, says director Thomas Vinterberg about the nomination.

Vinterberg’s THE HUNT tells the story about a man fighting against a lie that threatens to destroy his life and stars acclaimed actor and international star Mads Mikkelsen who received the Best Actor Award in connection with the World Premiere at Cannes International Film Festival last year, where the film also took home The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and The Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist (Charlotte Bruus Christensen).

Continuing its festival life in Telluride, Toronto, Busan and London among others, winning the British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film and with Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm receiving the European Film Award for Best Screenwriter, THE HUNT consolidated its position as a festival favourite with large international appeal. In October this year Vinterberg received the Nordic Council Film Prize, and recently THE HUNT was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award in the Best International Film Category and a Golden Satellite Award nomination for Best Motion Picture, International Film.

Opening internationally to excellent reviews and results at the box office, THE HUNT showed great staying power which continued at its domestic release in January 2013 where THE HUNT became the second biggest opening local film in more than a decade in the Danish cinemas and with close to 700,000 admissions it made it to the top 5 of most seen Danish films since 2000.

THE HUNT is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Morten Kaufmann for Zentropa Entertainments19 in co-production with Film i Väst and Zentropa International Sweden with support from The Danish Film Institute, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Eurimages, Nordic Film & TV Fond, The Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Television and the MEDIA programme of the European Union.

The Golden Globes are presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the winner will be announced at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards which will be held on Sunday January 12th 2014.

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