Conclusion: The Hunt leaves the viewer disturbed, because it's such an effective reminder of how quickly one can be ejected from society by unforeseen developments beyond our control. No one person is responsible for what happens to Lucas, not even young Klara, who simply succumbs to a child's flash of emotion, which she repeatedly tries to retract.
Conclusion: Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt is a masterful film, truly impossible to forget. Mads Mikkelsen, who recently also appeared in the terrific A Royal Affair , is tremendous in it. It will be such a shame if North American distributors ignored The Hunt as it is one of the very best films to be released theatrically in 2012. If you could play Region-B "locked" discs, adding this one to your collections should be a top priority. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.