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The Hunter [DVD]
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A ruthless mercenary with a secret agenda comes to Australia to search for the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger. As his dramatic hunt for the elusive Tiger goes on and he discovers the mysteries hidden within the wild landscape, long-forgotten emotions resurface. Can a human who has led an immoral life find connection and redemption too?
Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger. Directed by Daniel Nettheim, The Hunter stars Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe (Antichrist, Spider-man, The English Patient, Platoon), Frances O Connor (Artificial Intelligence: AI, Mansfield Park) and Sam Neill (The Dish, Jurassic Park, The Piano).
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The Hunter is a quiet affair, minutes are spent with scarcely a word as we watch Martin move through the bush, set snares and traps and track the tiger. Even his runs into town for supplies where he encounters the locals, Jack (Sam Neil - Event Horizon) their interactions are terse. Resultantly, The Hunter builds its appeal with its intrigue of finding the tiger and the waiting that it takes, interlacing historic actual footage of Tasman tigers in captivity from 1911 with the film. It builds a lot of empathy for the species and the respect that it garners from the locals. Dafoe is fantastic in his stoic portrayal of a lone hunter and the second hunter adds a lot of tension.
Recommended for an outdoorsman film, limited script but a truly atmospheric experience.
Martin arrives in the remote area of Tasmania posing as a researcher from a University, where he is supposed to lodge with Lucy (Francis O'Connor - `Bedazzled' and `A-I'). She is high on medication and her two young children, Sass and Bike are almost fending for themselves, with the ambiguous `help' of local ranger, Jack played by the always brilliant Sam Neill. Martin soon realises that Lucy's husband has been missing on the mountain for some time yet they are still holding out a forlorn hope that he will return, and little Bike seems to have lost the will to speak, and expresses himself through drawings. Pretty soon Martin realises that he may not have been told the whole picture and the locals are positively hostile to all `foreigners' causing inevitable ructions.
The closer Martin gets to his elusive quarry the closer he gets to nature and to the family he is increasingly caring for. The problem is Red Leaf want delivery at any price and so things are going to come to a head.
This is an excellent film, both moving and gritty where it needs to be, there are scenes of animal butchery which I know can be upsetting for some.Read more ›
Perhaps the real star of this movie is the magnificent Tasmanian scenery which is beautifully photographed in all weathers. It proves to be a fine advert for Tasmanian tourism. I realised the potential for filming in this area when I watched another very decent Australian film "Van Diemen's Land", which also showed what an unforgiving place it can be. Dafoe's taut face is perfect for ratcheting up the suspense in this movie as the hunter inevitably becomes the hunted, all the while tantalisingly closing in on his quarry. One character comments that the animal is better off extinct as it will only be hunted down if found anyway, echoing the inevitable fate of wild tigers and rhinoceros who are worth a kings ransom to the Chinese market dead. Their only future being in zoos. The film also boasts the services of Sam Neil who hails from nearby New Zealand, in a return to grass roots for him. The film is very minimalist in feel. Shot on what must have been a small budget with a small cast, the film relies on suspense and scenery to deliver for the viewer.Read more ›
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Great film with an emotional story. Not what I expected it to be at all. Thought it would be 95% Dafoe only film, like a solo acting role, but he is well complemented by the other... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Greggy
This film was an absolute surprise, and watched without reading about it first, it's about a man hunting the last possible Tasmanian tiger, and becomes kind of a journey into his... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jamie Hall
Good story. Wanted a copy since I saw it several years ago. Have watched it twice since.Published 13 months ago by Barrie Cronin
Dafoe deserve more praise for this movie than it already has. The Hunter is a well located shot film with a premise that that is strong with its delivery from its cast. Read morePublished 14 months ago by George Thorn
Interesting film, keep my attention, did not fall asleep before it ended.Published 15 months ago by Paul