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Dec 20, 2013   Leave a Comment Awards, Jagten

Thomas Vinterberg’s recently Golden Globe Award nominated and award-winning drama THE HUNT has been shortlisted for the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.

THE HUNT is shortlisted together with The Great Beauty (Italy), The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium), The Grandmaster (Hong Kong), The Missing Picture (Cambodia), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Two Lives (Germany), The Notebook (Hungary) and Omar (Palestine).

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, THE HUNT tells the story about a man fighting against a lie that threatens to destroy his life and stars acclaimed actor Mads Mikkelsen, who took home the Best Actor Award when the film internationally premiered at Cannes International Film Festival 2012. Furthermore, the film received 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, THE HUNT consolidated its position as a festival favourite with large international appeal. The films international success with great reviews and results at the box office, continued at its domestic release. THE HUNT opened to excellent reviews and became the second biggest opening local film in more than a decade in the Danish cinemas. 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 final five nominations will be announced on January 16th. 2014. The 86th Academy Award ceremony is to be held on March 2nd 2014.

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