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Nov 05, 2013   2 Comments Awards, Jagten

Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Thanks to its delayed release, Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt” gives us two consecutive winners of the Cannes’ best actor prize in this year’s Oscar race. The aforementioned Bruce Dern (who won Cannes this year for “Nebraska”) is a near-lock, but his Cannes predecessor Mads Mikkelsen is far from it. But the Danish is mesmerizing in the film, the story a man who becomes the target of mass hysteria after being wrongly accused of sexually assaulting a child in a small Danish village. It’s an extraordinarily difficult role that Mikkelson pulls off with so much humanity. Bruce Dern is lovely in “Nebraska” and all, but this is the Cannes best actor winner most deserving of an Oscar nod this year.

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